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Flu Vaccine Clinics 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:29am

Flu Vaccine Clinics start at GHFP on 19th April 2022

GHFP will be running Flu Vaccination Clinics after the Easter break, starting Tuesday 19th April 2022. Most of our clinics will be run in the afternoons after 3pm to ensure that our carpark and waiting room spaces can accommodate the additional patients, but we will also be running a few clinics earlier in the day on weekdays as well as some clinics on Saturday mornings, so that we can cater for all of our patients.

Please use the AMS Connect App or our website Book an Appointment button to book a Flu Vaccine Clinic appointment or reserve a vaccine. Select Flu Vaccine under Appointment Type, then select one of the four Flu Vaccine types:

  1. 5-64 years Flu Vaccine (Private)
  2. 5-64 years Flu Vaccine (Government)
  3. 65+ yrs Flu Vaccine (Government)
  4. 6m-4yrs Flu Vaccine (Government)

To avoid disappointment we are only allowing Flu Clinic appointment bookings once the vaccines have arrived at the practice. If the flu vaccine that you're eligible for (government or private) is not in our vaccine fridge at the time of your enquiry you will be prompted to "reserve" a vaccine. Patients who have reserved a vaccine are "waitlisted" and will receive an automated SMS inviting them to book a Flu Vaccine Clinic appointment as soon as the vaccine arrives at GHFP.

Government funded flu vaccines

Annual influenza vaccination is recommended and funded for all children aged 6 months to <5 years, and all adults aged ≥65 years.

Annual influenza vaccination is also recommended for all people aged 5 to <65 years of age, but only funded in the following specific populations in this age group due to their increased risk of complications from influenza:

  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people who have certain medical conditions (see table of eligible conditions below)
  • pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
Medical conditions associated with an increased risk of influenza disease complications and for which individuals are eligible for publicly funded vaccination under the NIP 

Cardiac disease

Cyanotic congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease

Chronic respiratory conditions

Severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic emphysema

Chronic neurological conditions

Hereditary and degenerative CNS diseases, seizure disorders, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders

Immunocompromising conditions

Immunocompromised due to disease or treatment, asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection

Diabetes and other metabolic disorders

Type 1 or 2 diabetes, chronic metabolic disorders

Renal disease

Chronic renal failure

Haematological disorders


Long-term aspirin therapy in children aged 5 to 10 years

These children are at increase the risk of Reye syndrome following influenza infection


Private flu vaccines

GHFP stocks private Flu Vaccine and the cost is $20.

All Flu Vaccine Clinic appointments will be bulk-billed.


Find out more on our Influenza Vaccine page.


This information was sourced from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) Clinical Advice, issued March 2022.