We are holding a free Influenza Vaccination Day on Friday the 28th of April at the Melbourne Town Hall.
The Vaccination Day is open from 10am – 4pm. Walk-ins may be available on the day, but bookings are essential to confirm your place.
The free vaccine is only available to people aged between 18 and 64. You do not need a medicare card to receive the vaccination. We are open from the 10am to 4pm.
Protect yourself against Influenza this year, book in now.
The Influenza Vaccination Day is part of the wider Immunisation Action Week (IAW) a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of vaccination, especially in a pandemic world.
The IAW usually takes place in the last week of April of each year to coincide with World Immunisation Week, with various activities for the general public as well as healthcare professionals. This year the IAW will take place from April 24 – 30, with the Free Vaccination Day taking place on Friday 28th.
As the flu season approaches it is important to protect your health, and vaccination is the most effective way to prevent serious illness from influenza.
Influenza is sometimes confused with the common cold, thinking that it causes a bit of discomfort, and that life can continue more or less as usual. Influenza however is highly infectious, with the virus able to survive on hard surfaces for over 8 hours and can remain airborne in a closed room for many hours. It is particularly dangerous for the very young and the very old. It can have devastating effects on pregnant women, as well as those with underlying medical conditions.
The vaccine has been used around the globe for many years, and is one of the safest vaccines available to us.