You may have noticed in the media that there was a spike in influenza cases around the September period last year. The RACGP recommends that patients do not get the flu vaccination too early as there is good research to suggest that the vaccine’s effectiveness drops by about 7% – 11%per month once it is given. Having the vaccine nearer towards winter will allow your body to maintain the immunity during the most contagious period. We will have the vaccine available from April to help cover travellers who might be away during the winter months.
Please call our clinic in mid April or early May for flu vaccination bookings.