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Robina Town Medical Centre Flu Clinic.

FREE FLU VACCINE – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

65 or over? – Aboriginal or TSI under 5? – Pregnant? – In the below ‘at risk’ group?

Key Points

  • Yearly vaccination is strongly recommended to maintain immunity
  • The flu shot is safe for children over 6 months, pregnant women (at all stages of pregnancy) and the elderly
  • There is a specific flu vaccine for children under 3 years old – Sanofi’s FluQuadri Junior
  • GlaxoSmithKline’s Fluarix Tetra is the vaccine for people aged 3 years and older
  • Both the Government and Private are 4 strain’s, covering:   2 Influenza A’s and 2 influenza B’s (Michigan, Hong Kong, Brisbane and Phuket)

Cardiac Disease

  • Cyanotic congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure

Chronic Respiratory Conditions

  • Supperative lung disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis\Chronic Obstructive Pulmondary disease
  • Chronic Emphysema
  • Severe Asthma

Chronic Neurological Conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Seizure disorders
  • Other neuromuscular disorders

Other Chronic Illnesses

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Chronic metabolic diseases
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Haemoglobino-pathies
  • Impaired immunity

Impaired Immunity

  • Infection, malignancy and chronic steroid use
  • Long term aspirin therapy in children ​(aged 6 months ​to 10 years)

This year, the flu vaccine is a Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine which covers 4 strains of the flu virus.  Flu strains can change from year to year and it is strongly recommended that flu shots are given before the flu season starts.

What is the flu?

The Flu or ‘Influenza’ is a highly contagious viral infection which is spread by contact with fluids and droplets from sneezes and coughs, or by touching surfaces touched by an infected person. Flu affects the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs.

Symptoms of the flu

Symptoms include:

  • high fever
  • chills
  • headache
  • cough
  • sneezing
  • runny nose
  • poor appetite
  • joint/muscle pains
  • feeling sleepy, weak and fatigued

Complications of getting the flu

Flu season peaks in winter and people infected with the flu virus can become seriously unwell. Potentially life threatening complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, chest infections and liver complications can develop, and those in ‘high risk groups’ are more likely to experience severe complications resulting in hospitalisation.

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Robina Town Centre

Level 4, 27 Arbour Lane Terraces
Robina Town Centre QLD 4230
Phone: 07 5578 9000 Fax: 07 5575 9192

Easy T Centre

42 Scottsdale Dr
Robina QLD 4226
Phone: 07 5503 6333 Fax: 07 5575 8906