Flu Vaccinations are now available. Please call 9316 3535 to make an appointment.
Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus.
For best protection against flu, people are advised to get the flu vaccine in late autumn. This will help ensure they are protected throughout peak flu season, which in Western Australia is usually August. This follows recent evidence that shows flu immunisation may wane after 3 to 4 months.
Everyone is encouraged to get the flu vaccine, but it is strongly recommended that the following groups are immunised because they are at higher risk of serious complications from flu:-
– Pregnant women
– the elderly
– people with certain health conditions such as heart or kidney disease or a weakened immune system
Flu can make existing medical conditions worse, and can cause high fever and pneumonia.It is easily spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching contaminated surfaces and then touching your mouth or nose. Good hand hygiene is important to prevent the spread of flu and other infections.