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April
2019
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Australia/Melbourne

Protect yourself from the flu this winter

Wodonga Council will have the flu vaccination available from May at the council immunisation sessions for people aged over six months.

Please refer to the following information to determine if you are entitled to receive a free flu vaccination.

If your child is less than three years and you would like them to be vaccinated please contact the council’s Immunisation Team on 1800 655 360.

The cost of the vaccine is $18 per dose, cash and EFTPOS payments are accepted at all council immunisation sessions.

The following groups are eligible to receive the flu vaccination free of charge:

  • Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years (as of 2018)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons aged ≥15 years
  • All persons aged ≥65 years
  • All persons aged ≥6 months who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; for example, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes (refer to Table 3).
  • Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy).

Table 3. Medical conditions associated with an increased risk of influenza disease complications and for which individuals are eligible for free vaccination under the NIP*

Category

Vaccination strongly recommended for individuals with the following conditions

Cardiac disease

Cyanotic congenital heart disease Congestive heart failure Coronary artery disease

Chronic respiratory conditions

Severe asthma Cystic fibrosis Bronchiectasis Suppurative lung disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseChronic emphysema

Chronic neurological conditions

Hereditary and degenerativeCNS diseases Seizure disorders Spinal cord injuries Neuromuscular disorders

Immunocompromising conditions

Immunocompromised due to disease or treatment Asplenia or splenic dysfunction HIV infection

Diabetes and other metabolic disorders

Type 1 or 2 diabetes Chronic metabolic disorders

Renal disease

Chronic renal failure

Haematological disorders

HaemoglobinopathiesLong-term aspirin therapy in children aged 6 months to 10 years

Commercial vaccination program

We can provide group immunisations, such as the annual flu vaccination, at your workplace.

For more information, please see the Corporate Flu Vaccinations brochure.

Please phone our immunisation team on 1800 655 360 if you wish to make a booking.