Flu Vaccinations 2021

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NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS: You cannot get a COVID-19 vaccine and Flu Shot on the same day. You can have your flu vaccine before or after your COVID vaccine, as long as you wait 14 days.

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Government funded (free) Influenza Vaccines for 2021 have arrived at these medical centres:

BRISBANE & IPSWICH

  • SmartClinics Brisbane City – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Annerley – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Chermside – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Pullenvale – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Windsor – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Ipswich – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE ONLY.
  • SmartClinics The Gap Glen Affric – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Walton Bridge on Waterworks Rd – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Ferny Grove – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Mango Hill – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Carseldine – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE ONLY – FLU CLINIC.

GOLD COAST

  • SmartClinics Arundel: Bulk Billed – Government funded Vaccines in stock. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Merrimac: Bulk Billed – Government funded Vaccines in stock. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.

CAIRNS

  • SmartClinics Smithfield Cairns: Bulk Billed – Government funded Vaccines in stock. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Manunda: Bulk Billed – Government funded Vaccines for patients over 65 in stock. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.

CLICK HERE TO FIND BOOKING DETAILS FOR THE CLINICS ABOVE

Private Influenza Vaccines have arrived at these clinics with fees listed below:

BRISBANE

  • SmartClinics Mango Hill: $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Pullenvale: $19.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Chermside: $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Annerley: $15 + consult free for appointment. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Clayfield: $15 + consult fee for appointment. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Walton Bridge & The Gap $15 + consult fee for appointment. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Taigum $15 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Brisbane City $15 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Corinda $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Windsor $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Ferny Grove $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Carseldine $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.

GOLD COAST

  • SmartClinics Merrimac: $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.

TOWNSVILLE

  • SmartClinics Annandale: $15 + consult fee for appointment. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY  (07) 4766 9540

CAIRNS

  • SmartClinics Manunda $15 +bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY  (07) 4053 2255
  • SmartClinics Smithfield. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.

CLICK HERE TO FIND BOOKING DETAILS FOR THE CLINICS ABOVE

Looking for COVID-19 Vaccines?

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The flu vaccine does not protect against COVID-19, but if anyone becomes ill with both influenza and COVID-19, it can be very serious. This is why it is important to get your 2021 flu vaccination.

You cannot get a COVID-19 vaccine and Flu Shot on the same day. You can have your flu vaccine before or after your COVID vaccine, as long as you wait 14 days.

Some vaccines are funded by the Government – if you fall into any of the groups below you will not need to pay for your vaccination or appointment.

Please call your local clinic to see if Government funded vaccines are in stock:

  • all children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • all adults aged 65 years and older
  • pregnant women
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • individuals aged 6 months and older with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications

What’s the benefit of having a flu vaccination performed in a medical centre rather than a Chemist?

It is good medicine that you have your yearly flu shot administered at your GP practice as they have your medical history, can keep a record of your vaccinations and discuss any medical concerns with you in a private setting. 

What are the most common symptoms of the flu?

Symptoms may occur 1 to 3 days after infection, and generally seem like the ‘common cold’. Typical flu symptoms could include:

  • tiredness;
  • fever;
  • chills;
  • headache;
  • cough;
  • sneezing and runny nose;
  • poor appetite; and
  • muscle aches.

If you or your loved ones experience any of these symptoms this flu season, please see your doctor. Further health problems can develop in some people after flu infection including pneumonia, heart, blood system and liver complications, which can lead to death, especially in children and older people.

SOME VACCINES ARE YET TO ARRIVE

Not all clinics have received their allocation of flu vaccines as yet. Please be patient – we will update this page once they arrive.

THANK YOU