Flu vaccines

2021 Flu Vaccines at Double Bay Doctors

 

Updated 27 March 2021

Double Bay Doctors has received private Flu Vaccines and Government-funded Flu Vaccines for children 6 months to <5 years. You can now book your 2021 Flu Vaccine, or reserve other Government-funded Flu Vaccines when they become available.

 

Last year saw record high demand for flu vaccines and most practices experienced supply constraints. Supply constraints are expected again in 2021 as patients are strongly encouraged to be immunised against influenza.

 

This year we have added a reservation list function to our online booking system to help manage our stock levels and to ensure eligible patients receive their flu vaccine in order of expressing their interest to receive it.

 

As we receive more flu vaccine stock, the smart waiting list will contact patients by SMS to offer a flu vaccine appointment. Patients will have 24 hours to book their flu vaccine appointment after which time the vaccine will be offered to another patient.

 

You may join the reservation list at any time, even before we receive our first delivery of vaccines.

 

At this stage we will only be offering flu vaccines during dedicated clinics and vaccines will not be available during regular appointments with Double Bay Doctors general practitioners.

 

How to make a flu vaccine appointment or join the reservation list

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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 based on your eligibility to receive the vaccine.

 

During the online booking process, you will be prompted to select an appointment time. If vaccine stock is available you will be able to proceed with your booking, however, if there is no stock available you will be prompted to join the reservation list to reserve your vaccine when more stock arrives.

 

Please note that if you have joined the reservation list, you will receive an SMS invitation link to book your vaccine appointment once we have received more vaccine stock. You will have 24 hours to book your vaccine appointment after receiving your SMS invitation before the reserved vaccine is offered to another patient.

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

 

Flu Vaccine Appointment Types

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Private flu vaccines - Cost $20.00 – Prepayment required

 

Government funded flu vaccines – No out-of-pocket cost

Who is eligible for Government funded flu vaccines?

  • Children 6 months to <5 years*

  • Pregnant women

  • Patients 65 years +

  • Immunocompromised patients and patients suffering from chronic illness (see more information below)

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*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 the 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