Influenza, “the flu”, can be anywhere and is easily spread through talking, coughing and sneezing.  Up to one in five people get influenza every year. Some people can get very sick with the flu while others may not know they have it as they do not feel unwell.  But they can still pass it on to other people and make them very sick.

Getting your flu vaccine is one of the best things you can do to stay well and protect yourself, your family and friends during this flu season.

The flu vaccine is now available, to book a vaccine with one of our friendly nursing team, please phone reception on 466 5011.

The cost of the Flu vaccine is $40 OR you may be eligible for a FREE flu vaccine if you fall under any of the following criteria:

  • All people aged 65 years and over (Māori and Pasifika from 55 years)
  • Pregnant people
  • Some people with long-term medical conditions (includes diabetes, asthma, chronic respiratory disease, kidney disease, heart and autoimmune conditions).
  • Children 4 and under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or with a history of significant respiratory illness.
  • People with mental health and addiction issue