Influenza Immunisation Program

March 14, 2017

Granada Medical Practice is participating in the 2017 WA influenza immunisation program.

Please read the below information on the 2017 WA influenza immunisation program.

AusVacSafety is a national program that monitors the effects of each year’s new influenza vaccine on children. The results from 2016 show that there were no serious adverse side effects that could be attributed to the vaccine amongst the patients in this program.

The results of the safety of the vaccine, as demonstrated in children, show that it is safe amongst all age groups.

This year, the influenza vaccine on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) will protect you against the following 4 virus strains:

  • A (H1N1)
  • A (H3N2)
  • B
  • B

Who is eligible for government funded vaccines?

Eligibility for government funded influenza vaccines in WA in 2017 is unchanged from 2016. The following individuals in WA are eligible to receive Commonwealth-funded vaccines:

  • pregnant women (any trimester)
  • persons 65 years of age or older
  • Aboriginal people aged at least 6 months but less than 5 years; or 15 years or older
  • individuals aged 6 months and over with medical conditions that place them at risk for complications of influenza, namely:
  • cardiac disease
  • chronic respiratory conditions
  • chronic neurological conditions
  • impaired immunity
  • diabetes and other metabolic disorders
  • renal disease
  • haematological disorders
  • children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long term aspirin therapy.

Also Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years are eligible to receive State-funded influenza vaccine.

The vaccines will be available at our practice soon. We will be notifying patients once they are available so be sure to book an appointment with us to get vaccinated.

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