Western Australia is currently experiencing a shortage of the flu vaccine.
This means if you are not eligible for a “free” vaccine we do not have the flu vaccine available.
You can try contacting Pharmacies to see if they have any stock. If you are an adult you may be able to have the flu vaccine administered at the Pharmacy. (children must go to their GP Surgery to administer)
If the Pharmacy is unable to administer, ask them to hold the flu vaccine for you. Phone the Surgery and request a script from the Doctor which will take 24 hours and make an appointment with the Nurse to administer the vaccine. You will need to collect the script and get the vaccine prior to your appointment with our Nurse.
The following are eligible for a free vaccine:
- Pregnant women
- people aged 65 years of age and older
- Aboriginal Australians aged at least 6 months but less than 5 years; or 15 years and older
- Individuals aged 6 months and older with medical conditions that put them at risk of severe influenza, including:
- Heart disease
- Chronic respiratory conditions
- Chronic diseases requiring medical follow-up or hospitalisation in the past year
- People with weakened immune systems
- Children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long term aspirin therapy
- Children aged from 6 months to under 5 years of age are eligible for a free vaccine in WA