Our medical centre is fully equipped to provide all vaccines and immunisations as needed and in line with the national immunisation schedule. Whether it be childhood immunisations (which we can make fun!), your annual flu vaccination, COVID-19 vaccinations or travel vaccinations, Daintree Health has you covered.
To book a vaccination please call the clinic on 02 6059 2700.
Get your flu shot to protect your family from illness
Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious, potentially life-threatening disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. The highly transmittable nature of the flu means that it is very easy to catch via an infected person’s cough or sneeze.
This severe illness includes symptoms like fever, headache and muscle pain that can last up to 3 weeks. Every year it causes a number of people to take time off work due to illness, and going to hospital with complications like pneumonia.
It is important to renew the flu vaccine every 12 months to ensure maximum effectiveness and protection, as the virus strains going around can change seasonally.
Book your flu vaccine at Daintree Health to protect yourselves and your family against possible illnesses.
Who is eligible for a free flu vaccine?
Under the National Immunisation Program, free flu vaccines are provided to the following groups who are at higher risk of complications from flu:
- children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
- people aged 6 months and over with certain medical conditions that increase their chance of severe influenza and its complications
- pregnant women (at any stage during pregnancy)
- people aged 65 years and over.
Pneumococcal immunisation is also recommended for people aged 70 years and over, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over and those with a serious medical risk condition.
Pneumococcal vaccines are provided free of charge under the National Immunisation Program for all young children, people aged from 70 years and over, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over and people with some risk conditions.