Getting your flu vaccine is one of the best things you can do to help stay well through the flu season. Flu can be anywhere and is easily spread through talking, coughing and sneezing. Your best protection from the flu is getting the vaccine.
Book your flu vaccination through the patient portal used by your practice or use this form to request an appointment:
Book a Flu Vaccination
All our medical centres are delivering flu vaccinations through booked appointments and many have Flu Clinics where you don't need an appointment.
You don't have to be enrolled with us, but the price is much lower if you are. Workplaces can book their teams in to get vaccinated too (more on this below).The vaccine is FREE for people who are considered more likely to get seriously sick with the flu i.e. if you're over 65 years, pregnant, have a chronic condition or a child under 5 with a significant history of respiratory illness, click here to check eligibility.
Only a 5 min wait afterwards
If you have someone else with you, it's very quick and there's only a 5 minute wait afterwards. A small number of patients may be asked to wait for twenty minutes afterward to ensure there is no reaction to the injection.
Before the vaccination you'll be asked to read a consent form:
- Enrolled with us? You'll be asked to read and verbally consent to this form that will be in the clinic when you arrive
- Not enrolled with us? If you're not enrolled with us you'll be asked to read and sign this form. You can print and sign it in advance to take into the clinic otherwise they will provide you with one when you arrive.
Team and workplace vaccinations
Protecting your team at work from flu is easy! Use the form above to request team vaccinations or give your nearest centre a call to book them in. We can come to your workplace at a designated date or give you vouchers your staff can use to come to our clinic. Take a look at the info sheet and booking form and give us a call:
How a flu vaccine helps people
Much like COVID-19, flu can lead to serious complications, even death, especially among the elderly and people with existing medical conditions, weakened immune systems and women who are pregnant. Unlike COVID-19, very young children are also vulnerable. People are always at risk of repeatedly catching influenza because the virus strains are always changing. That's why it’s recommended everyone from 6 months old get the flu vaccine every year.
Being vaccinated against the flu means your body will be able to respond faster and more effectively to fight the flu. Although you can still get the flu after being vaccinated, you may only have a mild form and recover faster. You are also much less likely to have complications such a sinus infection, ear infection, worsening asthma and pneumonia. If you’ve never had the flu vaccine and are feeling a little unsure, here are some Flu Facts to help set your mind at ease.
Please do ask our medical team if you have any queries or concerns about flu vaccinations, we're here to help.