All of the Doctors and Nurses at Wantirna Medical Clinic are highly trained and experienced in providing advice on vaccines for patients aged 6 weeks and beyond.
We are able to administer all free vaccines included in the National Immunisation Medicare Program (childhood, adolescent and adult vaccinations), as well as most vaccines needed for overseas travel and work requirements.
We have a stock of non-government funded vaccines available for purchase (subject to availability) or can provide a prescription for less common vaccines which can be administered at the clinic once filled.
Appointments for vaccinations included in the National Immunisation Program can be made with our Practice Nurse who will administer the appropriate vaccines under the direction of one of our Doctors.
Everyone should get an annual influenza vaccine anytime from mid-April onwards to be protected for the peak flu season, which is generally June to September.
However, it’s never too late to be vaccinated as influenza can spread all year round. Pregnant women should receive the vaccine at any stage during pregnancy.
Age restrictions apply to all influenza vaccine brands. There is a formulation for people aged under 65 years and formulations for people aged 65 years and older. Please ensure you are receiving the appropriate vaccine for your age.
The following people are eligible to receive a free seasonal flu vaccine:
Children under nine years receiving their influenza vaccination for the first time require two doses of vaccine, spaced by a minimum of one month.
The influenza vaccine can cause side effects. In children under five years of age, these reactions may be more obvious. Common side effects of influenza vaccine include: