Flu vaccines update

Updated: Thursday 9 April 2020

FLU VACCINATION CLINICS

Apollo Medical currently has flu clinics open for funded vaccinations only.  These first funded vaccines are only available for eligible patients, being -

  • Pregnant women (any trimester)
  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People aged under 65 years with eligible medical conditions
  • Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness

We are only receiving funded flu vaccines on a day by day basis, so please be aware you cannot book an appointment days in advance.  Please check to see if you meet the criteria before phoning our reception on 09 477 3700 to book an appointment. 

For more information on eligibility, please visit the link below. 
https://www.influenza.org.nz/eligibility-criteria

We have been advised that the supply of flu vaccinations for the remainder of our patients will now be delayed until early May.

If you wish to have your flu vaccination earlier, consider visiting local pharmacies offering this service.

 

Get yourself immunised and keep well for the rest of this year.  Protect yourself and your family.

Influenza usually strikes between May and September each year.   For most people influenza is a mild to moderate illness but for some it is serious and can lead to complications, even death.

Annual immunisation is recommended to give you best protection.  Influenza viruses constantly change and different strains may affect New Zealand this year.  This year the influenza vaccine includes three new strains.

The more people who are protected against influenza, the less it can spread.

Children can also have the flu vaccination, please speak to our reception staff about this.

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