Why you should immunise yourself
Influenza is really important to immunise against. It is a serious illness that contributes to mortality every year in Australia. Elderly are the most prone to getting the flu as well as those with chronic disease (kidney, heart and chest) and pregnant women.
Pneumonia is a commonly acquired community infection. People that have the pneumonia germ may not know it. It can cause serious ear infections and meningitis. It affects people with suppressed immunity and chronic diseases.
Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox in children. It re-emerges as a virus called shingles and is an infection of the nerves. A rash can appear anywhere on the body and can be very painful. Shingles vaccine helps boost the bodies immunity. Your immunity to shingles drops as you get older.
How can we help?
A wide range of vaccine's are available to the general public. Talk to us about whether you are eligible for the free vaccine or book an appointment and talk to us about your options.