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19
Apr
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Flu Shots at Northcote Medical clinic are currently available.

Getting your annual Flu Shot is a great way to protect yourself against influenza. Flu Shots at Northcote Medical are easy to fast and very easy for all patients to receive. Simply call us to make an appointment for your flu shot and one of our highly trained nursing team will assist you. You can also chat directly with your doctor about having a flu shot and any questions you might have about if it’s right for you.

Flu viruses can change quickly and at different times of the year, so each year the Flu Shot vaccines are adjusted for the hemisphere you live in. You need to have your flu immunisation every year to help keep you protected from the influenza virus. 

 Having your flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19. However, we want to avoid anyone from being diagnosed with flu and coronavirus at the same time. Your flu shot immunization is strongest, providing you with the highest level of protection in the first 3 -4 months after your vaccine.

If you have booked to have your flu shot, and prior to your arrival you are feeling unwell, please call beforehand to discuss your appointment time with us.

Who should have the 2020 Flu Shot?

Your annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. It is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over (unless contraindicated).

In 2020 the National Immunisation Program provides free vaccines to those most at risk, including:

  • pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy;
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and older;
  • people aged 65 years and older;
  • babies aged six months and older with certain medical risk factors; and
  • for the first time, all children aged between six months and five years.

How do I make an appointment for a Flu Shot at Northcote Medical?

Easy, just give us a call on (03) 9489 6472 or make an appointment directly online.

Meet our doctors at Northcote Medical

Our Staff page provides more information on each of the doctors that work at Northcote Medical