Flu Vaccinations

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Flu Vaccinations

Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. It is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over. Your pharmacist can administer the flu vaccine from 10 years of age.

Vaccination against influenza this year is even more important. Over the COVID-19 period there has been lower exposure to influenza virus and lower levels of influenza vaccine coverage compared to previous years. With borders reopening a possible resurgence of influenza can occur in 2022.

  • Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. It is recommended for all people ≥6 months of age. Pharmacists can administer flu vaccine for age 10 and up.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been reduced circulation of influenza virus and lower levels of influenza vaccine coverage compared with previous years. 
  • All COVID-19 vaccines can be co-administered (given on the same day) with an influenza vaccine. 
  • If a person had a 2021 influenza vaccine in late 2021 or early 2022, they are still recommended to receive a 2022 formulation of influenza vaccine, which is now available.
  • Studies show that co-administration (that is, given on the same day) of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines is safe and produces a good immune response.
To deliver this service safely to our customers we have implemented the following measures:
If you are unwell, stay home, do not visit your pharmacy:

If you have any COVID‐19 or flu like symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath please do not present for your flu shot. Please call the pharmacy to cancel and rebook for another time when you are well.

If you are in self‐isolation, you are not allowed to leave your home to have your flu shot:

If you are in self isolation, you cannot visit the pharmacy to obtain the flu shot. You must wait until you are out of self-isolation.

Hand hygiene and cough etiquette:

We encourage all staff and customers to practice good hand hygiene and cough etiquette at all times.

Hand sanitisers:

All flu clinics will have access to hand sanitiser for use by the immuniser between each vaccination and will be made available for customer use. Please note that it is not a current requirement that gloves must be worn, as long as proper hand hygiene practices are being followed.

Booking times or Walk ins

Please arrive 5 minutes early for your booking. If for any reason, you cannot attend your appointment please let the pharmacy know as soon as possible

Waiting area:

The chairs in our waiting areas have been spaced out to leave 1.5 metres between customers.
Cleaning and disinfecting of our pharmacies:
In addition to our usual cleaning procedures, we have added additional regular cleaning and disinfection of all hard surfaces in our pharmacies.

Social distancing:

Staff and customers are encouraged to leave 1.5 meters between each other whenever possible.

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