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Flu Vaccination

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Flu Vaccination

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Our flu vaccine helps protect against four strains of influenza, providing your best defence against the flu this winter. 

 

 

Appointment bookings are now available for Flu Vaccination clinics, starting in April at most Terry White Chemists stores across Australia. You will receive a quick and convenient flu vaccination to help reduce your risk of catching the flu this year. For your best shot at keeping yourself and your family healthy, make an appointment today. (Age restrictions do apply – you must be over 18.) 

 

 

Flu Vaccination Pricing 2016

​Trivalent Vaccine: $20

Quadrivalent Vaccine (where available): $25

 

 


         

                               

 



 

VACCINE FACTS

 

What is influenza (flu) and how is it transmitted?

 

Influenza is a viral infection, caused by influenza virus types A, B or C. The virus is transmitted by virus-containing aerosols produced by coughing, sneezing or by direct contact with respiratory secretions.

 

 

Can you get influenza from a flu vaccine?

 

Influenza vaccines will not give you the flu, as the vaccines available in Australia do not contain 'live' virus. After vaccination, the person will develop antibody levels that are likely to protect them against the strains of virus represented in the vaccine.

 

Why do I need to get vaccinated against the flu every year?

 

There are two main reasons for getting an yearly flu vaccine: 

  • Flu viruses are frequently changing, and vaccines may be updated from one season to the next to protect against the most recent and common circulating strains.

  • A person's immune protection from the influenza vaccination declines over time and annual vaccination is recommended.

 

What's the difference between Trivalent and Quadrivalent vaccines?

 

Trivalent vaccines cover you against THREE strains of the flu

Quadrivalent vaccines cover you against FOUR strains of the flu

Terry White Chemists recommend the Quadrivalent vaccine.

 


 

 

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

During your appointment, a trained Pharmacist or Nurse Provider will administer a flu vaccination. No prior prescription will be required and appointments take only minutes. You will be asked to complete a consent form and you may be asked some questions about your existing health and any previous reactions you may have had. 

 

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment and be aware you will need to remain in store for a further 15 minutes observation period. Some customers may be eligible for the free vaccine from your GP - please speak to your pharmacist or GP to see if you are eligible.

 

Important: Some people may not be eligible for the flu vaccination. Please call your local TWC to confirm if you are eligible.