The flu (influenza) is a highly contagious viral infection and is often more serious than a common cold. In Australia, it is recommended that any person 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccination to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza. The flu vaccination is available from participating pharmacies for people aged 10 years and over.
COVID-19 ASTRAZENECA VACCINATION
The Australian Government has committed to providing the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to all Australian citizens, permanent residents, refugees, asylum seekers and temporary or bridging visa-holders if they wish to be vaccinated.
Whooping Cough Vaccination
Whooping cough (also known as ‘pertussis’) is a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects the lungs and airways, causing a person to cough violently and uncontrollably. It is especially serious for babies, but can affect people at any age.
Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious bacterial infection that can affect people of any age. People with meningococcal disease can become extremely unwell very quickly, thus early diagnosis and treatment is vital. The disease can progress rapidly, beginning with symptoms such as fever and irritability that are easily mistaken for a common cold.
Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccination
Measles, mumps and rubella are highly contagious viral infections which can cause serious complications especially in high-risk groups. Like influenza, all three of these infections are spread by virus-containing aerosols produced by sneezing, coughing or by direct contact with respiratory secretions.