2023 Flu Season:
Government funded, free influenza vaccines are available for:
Influenza vaccine dosage for children
All children six months to less than nine years of age receiving flu vaccine for the first time should receive two doses at least one month apart to improve their immune response. Otherwise, if a child in this age group has received at least one flu vaccine in a previous flu season they only require one dose each subsequent year.
Influenza vaccine should not be given where the person:
People with an egg allergy including a history of anaphylaxis can be safely vaccinated with influenza vaccine.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ALLERGIES, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.
Possible Adverse Reactions:
Common side effects may include:
Very rarely (possibly 1 in a million vaccinations) vaccination may be associated with Guillain-Barre Syndrome – an inflammation of nerves which causes variable degrees of usually reversible paralysis
There is a very small risk of anaphylaxis. It is therefore recommended that patients remain in the waiting room for 15-20 minutes following vaccination