Flu vaccines 2024 – what you need to know

At Evercare, we recognise the importance of staying protected against seasonal influenza, also known as the flu. That’s why we offer comprehensive flu vaccine services to help you and your family stay healthy and resilient throughout the flu season. Plus, the flu vaccine is free through the Qld Government this year! That means Evercare members can get their flu shot in the clinic for no additional costs. Here’s everything you need to know to make an informed decision and book in an appointment.

How much does it cost?
$0 – there’s no cost for new and existing members

Who can receive the flu shot?
Currently it’s available in clinic for those aged 6 months – 65 years

How to book?
New patients can find an appointment and join Evercare now. Existing patients – use the app to book your appointment

Why get vaccinated against the flu?

The flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can lead to mild to severe symptoms and, in some cases, even hospitalisation or death. Getting vaccinated against the flu significantly reduces your risk of contracting the virus and its potential complications. The Australian Government’s advice is for people over the age of 6 months to consider an annual vaccine and to talk to your GP about getting vaccinated.

Free vaccinations in 2024

The Queensland Government is running a 2024 Free Influenza Vaccination Program, providing flu vaccines at no cost to Queensland residents between now and 30th September this year. Evercare members can book their free flu vaccine to have in the clinic at a time of their choosing now!

Benefits of flu vaccination:

Protection: The flu vaccine is your best defence against influenza viruses. It stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies that provide protection against the specific strains of flu viruses included in the vaccine.

Prevention of spread: By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself but also those around you. Flu vaccination helps prevent the spread of the virus within your community, especially to vulnerable populations like young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

Reduced severity of illness: Even if you do get the flu after being vaccinated, the severity and duration of your symptoms are likely to be milder compared to if you hadn’t been vaccinated. This can help you recover faster and get back to your daily activities sooner.

Vaccines for different ages & situations:

The Australian Government’s advice is for everyone over the age of 6 months to consider an annual vaccine and to talk to your GP about getting vaccinated. Here are some other key points to consider:

  • If you have a child under the age of nine getting their influenza vaccination for the first time, they will require two doses of vaccine, given one month apart.
  • You should not receive the influenza vaccine if you have experienced anaphylaxis after a previous dose of any influenza vaccine or anaphylaxis after any component of an influenza vaccine.
  • Influenza vaccination is recommended for pregnant women at any stage during pregnancy.
  • People aged 65 years and over have a different version of the vaccine to those under 65.

Getting Vaccinated at Evercare

At Evercare, you can get your vaccine in clinic with the same priority service you are used to. Simply schedule an appointment using the Evercare app and enter the reason of “flu vaccine” or call the clinic to make an appointment.

At the time of your appointment, you will meet with your selected GP before being administered the vaccine.

Vaccines Available Now

Flu vaccines for all patients are available now.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu this winter by getting vaccinated at Evercare. Take proactive steps to safeguard your health and enjoy a happy and healthy winter season.

Further information on the flu vaccine from Queensland Health can be found here.

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Ready for your flu vaccination in 2024?

Get started with Evercare now. We have appointments available with doctors who can assist you with flu vaccinations as soon as today.

Our low fee of $45 (or less for children and health card holders) covers unlimited, priority access to GP appointments for 30 days. Plus, you’ll be able to access the Evercare app for scripts, requests, results and Care Team support. Membership can be cancelled at any time and with our membership guarantee, there is no reason to wait. See a doctor for your flu vaccination and use the appointment as an opportunity to deal with any other medical concerns while you are in clinic.

Choose your preferred doctor and book an appointment to get started with Evercare now or call the clinic now on 07 3608 1400.

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