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Flu Vaccines

Private Flu Vaccine Update: 7th June 2022

 

Bondi Doctors is now offering free flu vaccines to patients aged 5 years to less than 65 years who were previously eligible for a private flu vaccine. 

At this stage, these vaccines are only available free-of-charge throughout the month of June. Patients who book a flu vaccine appointment on or after 1 July should be aware that they may incur a $20 vaccine fee at the time of their appointment. This will depend on the guidance of the government over the coming weeks.


We will continue to offer Government flu vaccines to patients aged 6 months to <5 years, pregnant women, patients aged 65 years and over, and immunocompromised patients. 

How to make a Flu Vaccine Appointment

 

Flu vaccine appointments can be made by clicking the book online button at the top of this page and then selecting the appropriate flu vaccination appointment type.

 

If your family contains multiple patients who are eligible for the flu vaccine, each family member must register as a patient and book individually. Please avoid bringing friends or family with you to your flu vaccine appointment to assist us with social distancing.

 

Flu Vaccine Appointment Types

 

Private Flu Vaccines - Cost $20.00 – Prepayment required - free during the month of June. 

 

Government Funded Flu Vaccines – No out-of-pocket cost

Patients with a valid Australian Medicare card will bulk billed for their consultation with the doctor/nurse, and patients without a valid Medicare card will incur a private fee of $20.00 on top of their vaccine for the consult, if applicable.

 

Who is eligible for Government Funded Flu Vaccines?

  • Children 6 months to <5 years*

  • Pregnant women

  • Patients 65 years and over

  • Immunocompromised patients and patients suffering from Chronic Illness (see more information below)

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

    *If your child is under the age of 10 years and they are receiving their first ever flu vaccine, please note that they will require a second dose of the flu vaccine 4 to 8 weeks after their first dose. This will be discussed during your child’s first vaccine appointment.

 

Immunocompromised patients and patients suffering from Chronic Illness

 

  • People aged 6 months & over with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza & complications, including:

    • Chronic respiratory conditions

    • Chronic neurological conditions

    • Immunocompromising conditions

    • Diabetes and other metabolic disorders

    • Renal disease

    • Haematological disorders

    • Children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy.

  • Cardiac disease