Protect yourself this flu season

Published on 02 April 2020

Sessions are continuing to run at all dates and locations. However, we are limiting the amount of clients entering the facility at any one time. Please be prepared for delays. We currently have a limited supply of paid flu immunisations for children aged 5+ years for $25 (payment by eftpos the day), and free for children 6 months to under 5 years of age and at risk groups. We cannot supply the vaccine to over 65s, contact your GP for further details.

You never forget the flu.

Symptoms come on quickly and can knock you out for weeks. Protect yourself this winter and get your flu shot.

For 2020, we're running public flu shot sessions from early April to August. Our qualified nurse immunisers administer the flu shot at our clinics.

Anyone who has a medical condition should get their flu shot from their GP.

Cancellations

If you cannot make your appointment and need to cancel, log into the Eventbrite booking system and cancel your ticket directly.

If you are having difficulty cancelling your booking, contact Banyule Immunisation Service on 9457 9964.

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 6 months or older should get an annual flu shot.

People over 65 need to contact their GP as we cannot administer the flu shot. 

Registration and dose are free for:

  • children aged 6 months to under 5 years of age
  • pregnant women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people with chronic medical conditions.

By getting your flu shot, you are not only protecting yourself, you are protecting babies less than 6 months old and people who have low immunity who can't receive the shot.

A vaccine dose must be paid for on the day of your session (where payment is due). We accept EFTPOS or credit card only.

You do not need to register for a child who is due for their scheduled vaccines at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 4 years.

High demand may cause wait times. You can attend the session you register for at any time.

After receiving the shot you will need to wait 15 minutes before leaving as a precaution.

Regarding COVID-19

The flu vaccine doesn't protect you from COVID-19, but it does help reduce the severity and spread of flu.

The flu can lower your immunity and would make you more susceptible to catching COVID-19.

Locations

Flu shots will be available on specific dates at these suburbs:

  • Bellfield
  • Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg West
  • Lower Plenty/Rosanna
  • Macleod
  • Montmorency
  • Watsonia

Flu shot providers

There may a situation where you cannot attend a clinic, for instance your preferred sessions are booked out. Alternatives to consider include:

  • local pharmacies
  • your preferred GP.