Flu Vaccinations 2021


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.


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

Please Note: Consultation will be for administering the flu vaccine only.  An additional appointment is required for any other issues.


BRISBANE & IPSWICH

  • SmartClinics Annerley – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Brisbane City – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Carseldine – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY – FLU CLINIC.
  • SmartClinics Chermside – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Clayfield – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Deception Bay  – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Ferny Grove – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Ipswich – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Mango Hill – Government funded vaccines for patients 6 mths to 5 years, over 65 years or with a chronic disease. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Pullenvale – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Taigum – Government funded vaccines for patients 6 mths to 5 years, over 65 years or with a chronic disease. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics The Gap Glen Affric – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Toowong – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Walton Bridge on Waterworks Rd – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Windsor – Government funded vaccines for patients over 65 years. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.

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 Manunda: – Government funded Vaccines now in stock. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Smithfield: – Government funded Vaccines in stock. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.

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


BRISBANE

  • SmartClinics Annerley – $15 + consult free for appointment. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Brisbane City – $15 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Carseldine – $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Chermside: – $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Clayfield: – $15 + consult fee for appointment. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Corinda – $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Deception Bay  – $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 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 Taigum – $15 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics The Gap Glen Affric – $15 + consult fee for appointment. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Toowong – $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.
  • SmartClinics Walton Bridge on Waterworks Rd – $15 + consult fee for appointment. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE.
  • SmartClinics Windsor – $14.95 + bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.

GOLD COAST

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

CAIRNS

  • SmartClinics Manunda – Private Vaccines now in stock.. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY
  • SmartClinics Smithfield. – $15 +bulk billed appointment for Medicare Card holders. PHONE BOOKINGS ONLY.0

We are using the “Fluquadri” Vaccine


Fluquadri is a vaccine that is given normally in the upper arm that is used to protect against influenza (flu) in patients aged 6 months and older.

None of the ingredients in the vaccine can cause flu.

When a person is given the vaccine, the immune system (the body’s natural defence system) will produce its own protection against the influenza virus. The greatest risk of catching flu is during the cold months between June and September. If you were not vaccinated in the autumn, it is still sensible to be vaccinated up until the spring since you run the risk of catching flu until then. Your doctor will be able to recommend the best time to be vaccinated.

Before your flu shot, your Doctor will talk to you about other medications that you are on and any allergies that you may have as these may interfere with the flu shot. After vaccination, you may be at risk of developing certain side effects. It is important you understand these risks and how to monitor for them.

Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of having FluQuadri during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Reactions & Side Affects

All medicines can have side effects. If you do experience any side effects, most of them are minor and temporary. However, some side effects may need medical attention.

Less serious side effects (see your GP if this worries you)

  • pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, bruising and hardness at the injection site • feeling unwell • headache • muscle aches • fever • shivering • irritability, abnormal crying, drowsiness, appetite loss, cough, runny nose, vomiting

Serious side effects (call your GP straight away or go to the emergency department)

  • inflammation of nerves leading to weakness, such as weakness of facial muscles (facial palsy) or visual disturbance (optic neuritis/ neuropathy) • fainting (syncope), dizziness, tingling or numbness of hands or feet (paraesthesia) • temporary inflammation of nerves causing pain, paralysis and sensitivity disorders (Guillain Barre syndrome [GBS]) • fits (convulsions) with or without fever • severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) • temporary reduction in the number of blood particles called platelets (thrombocytopenia), swollen glands in neck, armpit or groin (lymphadenopathy)

What are the ingredients in Fluquadri?

Do not use this vaccine if you are allergic to any of these ingredients

Active ingredient (main ingredient)

Influenza virus haemagglutinin of the following strains • A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09 – like strain (A/ Victoria/2570/2019, IVR-215) • A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2) – like strain (A/Hong Kong/2671/2019, IVR-208) • B/Washington/02/2019 – like strain (B/Washington/02/2019, wild type) • B/Phuket/3073/2013 – like strain (B/Phuket/3073/2013, wild type)

Other ingredients (inactive ingredients)

Sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate, monobasic sodium phosphate, water for injection, and traces of ovalbumin (egg protein), octoxinol-9 and formaldehyde.

Why are some vaccines ‘free’ and others have a fee?

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. 

 

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.

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