We will be donating 30 vaccines to attendees; any unused vaccines will be donated to the community. Free vaccines will also be available for anyone eligible under Medicare. Remember to bring your Medicare card!
Protection following flu vaccination may begin to wear off after three to four months. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners recommends timing your flu jab to cover you during Australia's flu season which runs from June to September, peaking in August - get stuck in with us this May!
- all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age- all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions- children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy- all people aged 65 years and over- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over- pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy) - people aged 65 years and over (vaccine that is specifically designed to produce a higher immunse response is available for this group)
See: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/seasonal_flu_vaccination.aspx for full criteria.
If you aren't eligible for a free Government-funded vaccine, the Australian Skeptics will be donating 30 vaccines to the community. Register to secure your shot on Saturday, May 19!