Flu Vaccine Is Now Available
We now have supplies of influenza vaccine at Dunedin North Medical Centre for those aged 3 years and older. Children aged 6 to 35 months require a different vaccine which won’t be available until later this month. Keep a watch for our News post advising its arrival.
Please remember an appointment is essential. Many of you have been patiently waiting and watching for this (thank you) so we expect to be very busy and appointments may not be immediately available.
The influenza vaccine is your best protection against the most common forms of the flu.
If you are over 65 years of age, it is free. Other people with certain medical conditions may also be eligible for a free vaccine. Please check with your doctor or a nurse if you think you may be eligible.
The cost of this vaccine for people who aren’t eligible is $29.00. You need to allow 20 minutes waiting time after you have had the vaccination so please take this into consideration when booking your appointment.
Children aged 6 months to under 9 years who are receiving the influenza vaccine for the first time should receive two doses four weeks apart for a better immune response.
More information at: Fight Flu