THE INFLUENZA SEASON IS ABOUT TO HIT!
2017 Vaccines available NOW.
The flu vaccine does not provide long-lasting immunity - so you need to be vaccinated each year.
The 2017 Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccination
This contains the following 4 strains:
- An A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09 - like virus
- An A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) - like virus
- A B/Brisbane/60/2008 - like virus (belonging to the Victoria lineage)
- A B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
If you are over 65 or have a chronic disease or pregnant, you may be eligible for a government funded flu vaccine.
Cost is $20 for the Fluquadri Vaccine, the consult bulk-billed.
The importance of annual vaccination
Influenza viruses evolve constantly and in order to provide continuous protection it is necessary to provide people with annual vaccinations that contain the most recent strains.
Health organisations recommend annual vaccines, because post-vaccination antibody titres tend to decline over the course of 12 months. For optimal protection against influenza an annual vaccine is essential, even when the strains haven’t changed since the last flu season.
We offer travel vaccinations on site at our Melbourne CBD based clinic. Wherever you may go, preparing for your travels is essential to protection your well-being and health. At CITYMEDICAL we carry travel vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid.
We carry all vaccines necessary for all childhood immunisations as per the National Immunisation Program Schedule, which includes vaccines for Mumps, Polio, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal, Measles and many other diseases that can be prevented through immunisations.
If you would like to book an appointment for influenza or travel vaccinations at our clinic in Melbourne’s CBD, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.