Public Flu clinics will be held for a 1 hour extension following each standard clinic during April and May 2017
Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that is responsible for major outbreaks of respiratory illness around the world, usually in the winter months. Unlike the common cold, influenza can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis, which often require hospitalisation.
Vaccination offers effective protection against influenza, although vaccines need to be given each year as flu viruses are always changing.
The Flu vaccine will be available at our immunisation clinics at Brighton Masonic Centre, 1 Commercial Road, Brighton at:
• 5.30-6.30pm Wednesday 5 April 2017
• 12.30-1.30pm Friday 21 April 2017
• 5.30-6.30pm Wednesday 3 May 2017; and
• 12.30-1.30pm Friday 19 May 2017.
We support the health and wellbeing of the community by providing a safe, accessible and cost-effective immunisation service in order to prevent the spread of diseases. All vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program are free to Medicare card holders.
Please phone 8229 9999 to check availability.
We offer walk-in clinics on the first Wednesday of every month from 3pm – 5:30 pm and on the third Friday of every month from 10am – 12:30pm.
Clinics are held at the Brighton Masonic Centre, 1 Commercial Road Brighton.
Please remember to bring your child’s health record (blue book), Medicare card and any other relevant immunisation record.
For more information see our Immunisation Calendar 2017(66 kb).
Do I need to book my flu vaccination?
To ensure we have the vaccine available for you please book your flu and adult vaccinations on 8229 9999 (during office hours) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the National Immunisation Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. These are:
- People aged 65 years and over
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait people aged six months to less than five years
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are aged 15 years and over
- Pregnant women
- People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza.
If you don’t fall into any of the above categories, your flu vaccine will cost $22 at our clinic. You can pay in person at the Brighton Civic Centre, by EFTPOS at the clinic on the day, or we can take your details and send you an invoice.