FLU SHOT AVAILABLE FROM APRIL 1ST 2019
PROTECT YOURSELF AND PROTECT OTHERS – GET A FLU VACCINE DONE THIS YEAR AT TWIN WATERS PHARMACY.
BY APPOINTMENT OR WALK IN* to book an appointment CLICK HERE
CONVENIENT AND TIMESAVING
VACCINATION BY PHARMACIST BEN
LATEST QUADRIVALENT STRAIN
NO SCRIPT NEEDED
The best time to get your flu shot is April to May prior to the Flu season starting.
Questions and Answers?
Q….What is the flu vaccine?
A……The immunisation vaccine uses the body’s natural defence mechanism to build resistance to infection. This vaccine contains inactive particles that stimulate the immune system to help develop a resistance to the flu.
Q….What are the side effects…if any?
A……..The skin around the area vaccinated may become red or sore. You may experience itching, bruising or mild swelling. Some people may experience a mild fever, muscle aches, headache, or swelling of lymph gland. These symptoms usually resolve themselves within two days but please see your Pharmacist or healthcare professional if you are concerned.
Q….Can everyone have the vaccine?
A……..If you have a known allergy to eggs or chicken feathers, or if you’ve had a known allergic reaction to vaccines in the past, you should talk to your GP. The vaccination will not be provided for those under 18 years of age and to those over 65
years of age, there is a different strain provided.
Q….What if I am over 65+?
A…….In 2018, a new 65+ trivalent vaccine was launched in Australia. This vaccine is fully funded by the Australian Government to 65+ years and we are unable to access this particular vaccine at this stage. You will need to go to your GP to get this trivalent influenza vaccine.
Q….Can I get the flu vaccine and still get the flu?
A…….Unfortunately no vaccine is 100% effective but evidence shows that the flu vaccine provides a good level of protection in healthy people.
Q…. Do I need a script?
A……..No, a script will not be required.
*If you walk in, there may be a delay in our ability to give the vaccine in a timely manner. Appointment is preferred.
Twin Waters Pharmacy
Shop 6/175 Ocean Drive Twin Waters