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Flu Shots

2022 flu vaccines have arrived in all of our pharmacies and online bookings are now open. Quick, simple and easy - book yours today and come on down to see your favourite local and trusted pharmacy.

One big question going around is can you can have your flu shot at the same time as your COVID-19 booster? Yes you can! So make sure to ask your friendly pharmacist for your flu jab when you are having your COVID-19 booster.

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WE OFFER:

  • Private consultation rooms
  • Vaccinations by our trained pharmacists
  • Can vaccinate anyone 10 years or older
  • No script needed.

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Just choose from one of our four stores to book your vaccination now!

Pharmacy on Petrie

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Pharmacy on Northbourne

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Pharmacy on Franklin

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Develin's City Chemist

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WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER GETTING THE FLU VACCINE?

Influenza is a very contagious infection of the airways. While it can be a mild disease for many, it can be especially serious for babies, people over 65 years of age and pregnant women. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from serious disease caused by influenza and helps reduce the spread of flu in our community. The COVID-19 vaccines do not protect you against the flu, so you should still have your annual flu shot so you are protected.

DO I NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING?

No. To avoid having to wait for our pharmacist, we recommend you make an appointment and fast track your paperwork by filling it out online before you arrive. However, you can also walk-in to any of our pharmacies during opening hours and we will be happy to organise your flu jab. 

CAN I HAVE A FLU SHOT AND A COVID-19 VACCINATION AT THE SAME TIME?

Yes. Influenza vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines can now be given on the same day. Co-administration of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines is safe and products a good immune response. If you would like to do this, please make a COVID-19 vaccination booking and we can administer your flu shot at the same time.

I'M PREGNANT..CAN IS STILL GET A FLU SHOT?

The vaccine provided is deemed safe for pregnant women in all stages of pregnancy and as of April 2020, our qualified pharmacists are now allowed to vaccinate pregnant women.

I'M OVER 65 - CAN I GET MY SHOT FOR FREE?

If you are over 65+ years of age you are entitled to a quadrivalent influenza vaccine fully funded by the Australian Government. Pharmacists are unable to provide you with a free flu shot as we can not bulk bill. We can administer the quadrivalent influenza vaccine for a charge of $12.95. However, you will need to visit your GP if you would like your vaccination free of charge.

DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION?

During your appointment at your preferred Pharmacy Network store, a trained pharmacist will administer your flu vaccination if you are 10 years or over and are well when you arrive for your appointment. No prior prescription is required and we will update the Australian Immunisation Register on your behalf.

CAN I STILL GET THE FLU

No vaccine is 100% effective. However, evidence shows that the flu vaccine provides a good level of protection in healthy people.  Protection develops about two weeks after being given the injection and lasts up to a year.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

It is not possible to get the flu from your flu shot. Like all medicines, some people can experience side effects from the vaccine, which include pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, low-grade temperature, muscle aches and drowsiness. Please speak to our pharmacist if you have experienced side effects from vaccinations in the past, or have any allergies.

CAN I GO STRAIGHT BACK TO WORK AFTER MY JAB?

ACT Health requires you to remain in-store, or nearby, for 15 minutes after receiving your vaccination so that our Pharmacist can monitor any reactions, and answer any queries or concerns you may have.

WHAT VACCINES DO YOU USE?

The flu vaccine offered by The Pharmacy Network is Fluarix Tetra and satisfies the requirements of the Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Health for the 2022 Southern Hemisphere influenza season.

CAN I GET IT AT ANY THE PHARMACY NETWORK STORE?

We are able to vaccinate anyone 10 years and over and have appropriately trained pharmacist vaccinators in all four of our stores ready to administer flu vaccine in 2022, depending on vaccine availability.

WHEN SHOULD I GET VACCINATED?

Having an influenza vaccine every year in Autumn is recommended. Protection develops about two weeks after the injection and lasts up to a year.

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