Flu Immunisation

Book your Flu Vaccine Now!

Health Hub Doctors Morayfield is running a Flu Immunisation Clinic and we are providing Government-funded flu vaccines for eligible patients and $19.99 private flu vaccines for non-Government eligible patients.

Appointments for the Flu Shot can be made online through our website, through the HotDoc App, in person at reception or by calling 07 5322 4900.
When booking online through our website, please select the “Flu Immunisation Clinic” column.

Please Note: Our Flu Clinic will be consulting from TerryWhite Chemmart onsite. Please present to the pharmacy on arrival.

Below are some frequently asked questions about our Flu Immunisation Clinic to assist you.

  • What’s involved for Private Flu Vaccines?
What’s involved for Private Flu Vaccines?

Appointments can be booked:

  • online through our website
  • through the HotDoc app
  • in person at reception
  • by calling 07 5322 4900.

After booking your appointment, on arrival, please go to the TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacy and inform them that you have arrived for your flu vaccine. If it’s your first time at our Practice, it’s advised you arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of your appointment time to complete our new patient form. Once this is completed, please ask one of our receptionists to point you in the direction of our height, weight, and blood pressure machines which we ask you to use prior to your appointment.

Your doctor will ask you about your vaccination history and allergies, and then transfer you to one of our nurses who will administer the vaccine. The cost of of the private flu vaccine will be $20. Your consultation will be bulk billed if you have a valid Medicare card. You must wait 15 minutes after the vaccination before leaving.

  • What is the flu?
What is the flu?

Influenza (or the flu) is a highly contagious, acute viral infection that spreads easily from person to person. The flu can spread from person to person by:

  • Droplets spreading from an infected person when they cough, sneeze or talk,
  • Touching surfaces contaminated by infected droplets (including hands, remote controls, phones, keyboards and door handles) and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Signs and Symptoms:

Symptoms usually appear 1 to 3 days after becoming infected.

The symptoms of flu can include:

  • fever
  • sore throat
  • dry cough
  • headache
  • muscle and joint pain
  • tiredness or extreme exhaustion

In the elderly, fever may be absent and the only signs and symptoms of flu may be:

  • confusion
  • shortness of breath
  • worsening of a chronic condition
  • Why vaccinate?
Why vaccinate?

Annual vaccination is the best way to reduce the risk of getting the flu and its complications. Vaccination is encouraged to protect not only yourself but also your family/friends with lowered immunity (babies, grandparents etc). The period where the flu is at its peak of circulation is around June to September, but it is never too late to vaccinate as it can potentially circulate all year round.

The vaccine does not contain live flu viruses and cannot cause flu. However, some people may experience mild flu-like symptoms for up to 48 hours as their immune system responds to the vaccine.

  • Are there side effects of the flu vaccine?
  • Who is entitled to receive a free flu vaccine?
Are there side effects of the flu vaccine?

There are some very mild and short term common side effects associated with flu vaccination, normally lasting no more than 48 hours. These side effects may be more noticeable in children under five years of age. Side effects include:

  • Drowsiness or tiredness
  • Muscle aches
  • Localised pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site
  • Occasionally, an injection-site lump (nodule) that may last many weeks but needs no treatment
  • Low-grade temperature (fever)

Very rarely do more serious side effects occur. These tend to be allergic (anaphylactic) reactions to components in the vaccine.

If you are concerned that your side effects are persisting for too long, or they increase in severity, or become concerning to you, please book an appointment or walk in and see one of our GPs or, if required, call 000.

Who is entitled to receive a free flu vaccine?

Government-funded vaccines are now available at Health Hub Doctors Morayfield.

Who is entitled to receive a free flu vaccine?

  • All children aged 6 months up to 5 years of age
  • Adults aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are aged 6 months and over
  • Pregnant women during any trimester
  • People aged 6 months and over with certain medical risk factors such as people who have:
    • heart disease; or
    • severe asthma (requiring frequent medical consultations or use of multiple medications); or
    • chronic lung conditions; or
    • diseases of the nervous system which affect your breathing; or
    • impaired immunity; or
    • diabetes; or
    • kidney disease; or
    • haemoglobinopathies; or
    • children aged six months to 10 years on long-term aspirin therapy.

If you meet any of the above criteria, please speak with one of our GPs about vaccination under the National Immunisation Program.

  • When is flu vaccination not appropriate?
When is flu vaccination not appropriate?

For some patients, vaccination may not be appropriate. People who this might apply to include:

  • Patients who currently have an illness resulting in a fever greater than or equal to 38.5oC
  • People with a lowered immunity caused by either a medical condition or medical treatment
  • People who have had a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis following a previous dose of the vaccine in question, or to a component of the vaccine
  • Patient with a history of Guillian Barré syndrome
  • Patient with a bleeding disorder
  • Patient who has had a COVID-19 vaccination in the last 14 days

Please discuss this with one of our GPs if you are unsure as to whether the flu vaccine is appropriate for you.

  • Am I able to receive a statement of vaccination?
Am I able to receive a statement of vaccination?

Upon request you will be provided with a statement that includes:

  • Name and date of birth
  • All vaccine details
  • Date and time of vaccination
  • General Practice information
  • Name of the nurse who administered the vaccination
  • Can I get my COVID-19 vaccination soon after my flu vaccination?
Can I get my COVID-19 vaccination soon after my flu vaccination?

Routine scheduling and giving of a flu vaccine with a COVID-19 vaccine on the same day is not recommended.

As per the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), you will need to wait for 14 days after your flu vaccine to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Similarly, if you have received your COVID-19 vaccine, you will need to wait for 14 days to get a flu vaccine.

There is no particular requirement regarding the order of receiving a dose of flu vaccine and either the first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information, please visit:
COVID-19 vaccination – ATAGI advice on influenza and COVID-19 vaccines

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