flu shots & vaccinations
There are free flu shots for kids 6 months – 11 years, people 65+, pregnant women + those with chronic medical problems.
The Flu, or Influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory system virus that negatively affects thousands of people every year. Each year the flu virus changes, which is why it’s important to get a flu jab every flu season.
Ranging from mild to serious, the very serious cases can result in death in young children, older adults and vulnerable people. Influenza centres in over 100 countries work together to develop new vaccines continuously. Flu viruses can change abruptly and at different times of the year, so the vaccines are adjusted for the hemisphere you live in. A flu shot, or vaccine is recommended as your best protection against the potential serious health risks Influenza can cause.
Azure Medical offers free flu shots for people aged 65+, children aged 6 months to 5 years (Federal Government), 5 years to 11 years (WA State Government), pregnant women and for those with chronic medical problems.
We can also help you and your entire family with an update for your vaccines and immunisations, travel vaccines and child immunisations. For more information on the Influenza Immunisation Program as advised by the WA State Government, click here.
**Please note we are not currently a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, find out more information here.**
There’s no doubt travelling can be one of life’s most stimulating activities. New countries, different cultures, new faces, tasty foods, new experiences – there’s so much to look forward to and enjoy, and lots of planning to do. Without travel vaccines, your trip could quickly become a nightmare.
Vaccination is a scientific way to ensure you are protected against particular infections. Commonly you might need Hepatitis A and Typhoid travel vaccines, Tetanus Boosters, and influenza vaccination. For some countries, you may require Hepatitis B, Cholera and even in some cases Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis. With this in mind, it’s wise for travellers to have a health check-up and a chat about travel vaccines at least 6 weeks before departure.
Azure Medical will discuss what immunisations you might need and begin the journey of getting you organised. Health risks may vary from one region to another, where it’s common to see outbreaks within one country but not another at the time you are travelling. As your GP, we will make sure any medical conditions you have are stable, make sure you have the prescriptions needed and if necessary, ensure you have a plan for managing your medical conditions while you are on the move. Depending on the region and countries you are travelling to, you may need a letter with the full details of that medication, avoiding any inconveniences when you pass through customs in the country you’re visiting. We will provide you with this.
All 6 week baby immunisations require a consult with a GP for a check up at the time of the immunisation.
*All immunisations records are uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register and can be viewed on My Health Record if applicable.