FLU VACCINE 2024 IS NOW AVAILABLE
Wells Road Medical Centre

Flu Vaccination

Welcome to Wells Road Flu Vaccination

Wells Road Medical Centre provides flu vaccination programs yearly during influenza season, specifically from March to June. In sectors with frequent human interaction, viruses spread more readily. Getting vaccinated yearly is crucial for protection against the season’s varying flu strains. Let’s learn how this vaccination works!

How Do Flu Vaccines Work?

Getting vaccinated reduces the risk of catching flu due to others’ infection. But how does it work?

Essentially, this vaccine is made by weakening the influenza virus to train the body. It helps the immune system recognise a specific protein on the virus’s surface, leading to the production of antibodies around two weeks after the vaccination.

These antibodies safeguard the body against the flu for up to a year after the vaccination.

Does the Vaccination Have Side Effects?

While you won’t get influenza from the vaccine, several minor effects might occur, including:

  • Soreness
  • Occasional fever
  • Body aches

Please note that individuals with egg product allergies are not suitable for this vaccine. Also, those with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes are highly indicated people.

People at High Risk

There are several groups of people at high risk for this vaccination, including:

65 years and Over

This category has the highest complication risks related to seasonal flu.

Pregnant Women

Pregnant women can safely get vaccinated during pregnancy, as they are at a high risk of complications from the virus. The influenza vaccine can also protect the newborn baby from the flu during its early, delicate months.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people aged 15 and above can receive the flu vaccine at no cost. This vaccination significantly reduces the risk of respiratory illnesses that can lead to preventable health complications and fatalities within these communities.

Medically at Risk

People with certain health conditions face a higher risk of flu-related complications. This includes those over six months old with several conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Severe asthma
  • Chronic lung issues
  • Any illness that needed medical attention or hospitalisation within the last year
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Weakened immune systems
  • Diabetes.

 

It is vital to vaccinate yourself, especially during the peak flu season. Join Wells Road Medical Centre‘s influenza vaccination programs. Contact us via email at reception@wrmc.com.au or by phone at (03) 9771 7111/(03) 9771 7100.

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