2023 Flu Vaccine | Advanced Health Medical Centre | Bankstown

2024 Flu Vaccinations Available


Your best shot is a flu shot!

Influenza (also known as the flu), is a highly contagious respiratory illness. It's a common cause of hospitalisation and leads to thousands of Australians needing to visit the GP every year. Influenza symptoms may be mild in some, but it can cause very serious illness, hospitalisation and even death in otherwise healthy people. However, it is the most common vaccine-preventable illness in Australia.

Those aged 6 months to 5 years, 65+ years, have underlying medical conditions and pregnant women are at higher risk and should get themselves protected again the flu. By getting vaccinated, you also help protect those that are too ill or too young to be vaccinated and help slow the spread of the disease. It is important to get the flu vaccine every year as the virus strains that cause the flu change each year, and the vaccine changes each year to match these strains. At Advanced Health Medical Centre, we will be administering the 2024 quadrivalent vaccine from mid-March for the flu vaccination service.

Book your appointment now and ensure that you're covered for the 2024 flu season!

Your questions answered

Who's eligible for a free flu vaccination?

Influenza vaccination is particularly important for those considered most at risk. Under the National Immunisation Program free influenza vaccines are provided to the following high-risk groups:

  • 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

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine and Flu Vaccine be administered on the same day?

Yes, Influenza vaccines can be co-administered (given on the same day) with any COVID-19 vaccine.

What influenza virus strains are in the 2024 Southern Hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccines?

Egg-based flu vaccines:

  1. A/Victoria/4897/2022 (H1N1) pdmn09-like virus
  2. A/Thailand/8/2022 (H3N2)-like virus
  3. B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus

Cell-based flu vaccines:

  1. A/Wisconsin/67/2022 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
  2. A/Massachusetts/18/2022 (H3N2)-like virus
  3. B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus

Quadrivalent flu vaccines:

    1. B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus

Advanced Health Medical & Dental Centre is a Medicare CDBS provider, and accepts all major health funds:

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