Flu Vaccination Pop-up Clinic

Get Ready to Return to Work and Social Activities with a Flu Vaccination

Getting a flu vaccination is the most effective way to reduce your risk of catching and spreading the influenza virus.

More important right now than ever before, everyone should consider getting vaccinated for the flu because:

  • The staged approach to easing COVID-19 restrictions means more opportunity for viruses to spread
  • Influenza can also lower your immunity and make you more susceptible to other illnesses such as COVID-19
  • As they are caused by different viruses, it is possible to get the flu at the same time as COVID-19 and this is extremely dangerous
  • While there is no vaccine for COVID-19, there is one you can get for the flu
  • In 2017, a particularly bad season in Australia, the flu caused more than 1,200 deaths (3.9 per 100,000 people) (Source)

St John Flu Vaccination Pop-up Clinic

In order to help reduce the impact on our health service and local health care providers, St John is holding a flu vaccination blitz to ensure the public can access flu vaccinations.

St John will be offering a Flu vaccination service at Brandon Park Community Centre, 649 Ferntree Gully Rd, Glen Waverley from Wednesday 3rd June - Saturday 6th June.

This large venue will ensure effective social distancing, with limited numbers of visitors allowed into the clinic at one time.

The flu vaccination blitz is assisting local communities get access to highly sought after flu vaccinations.

The flu vaccination Pop-Up Clinic is available to all adults, including those over 65, pregnant and employers wanting to get their staff vaccinated.

Flu Vaccination and COVID-19

Getting a flu vaccination will not prevent or reduce your risk of getting COVID-19. It will however:

  • Reduce your risk of getting both at the same time, which could increase the severity of both illnesses
  • Reduce the strain on our health care system which should be reserved for potential increase in demand due to COVID-19 and other high priority cases
  • Reduce the chance of you spreading flu to vulnerable members of the community who are at a greater risk of COVID-19 complications such as the elderly and those with low immunity

 

Book Now

Limited vaccines are available, book now to avoid disappointment.

Simply complete the booking below and pick your preferred date. Once completed you will received a booking confirmation.

 

Do you Need Flu Vaccination Services at your workplace?

Fill out the enquiry form for more information.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

The cost of the flu vaccination is $29.50 including GST to be paid when making your booking.

Please note that vulnerable groups (people aged over 65 years and pregnant people) will still have to pay the full price for the vaccination and service which is $29.50 including GST at the Pop-Up Clinic. We do not offer the vaccination for free with Medicare/Health Care Cards or concessions. This is a paid vaccination service and is not available under the National Immunisation Program.

The following groups can be vaccinated at the Pop-Up Clinic:

  • People aged over 18 (Adults)
  • People aged over 65
  • Pregnant people

Please note that vulnerable groups (people aged over 65 years and pregnant people) will still have to pay the full price for the vaccination and service which is $29.50 including GST at the Pop-Up Clinic. We do not offer the vaccination for free with Medicare/Health Care Cards or concessions. This is a paid vaccination service and is not available under the National Immunisation Program.

Currently, the clinic is available on the below dates:

  • Wednesday 3rd June
  • Thursday 4th June
  • Friday 5th June
  • Saturday 6th June

The clinic is available from 8am - 6pm, booking availability will vary.

For further information on availability, fill out the booking form.

The Pop-Up Clinic is located at:

Brandon Park Community Centre

649 Ferntree Gully Rd

Glen Waverley VIC 3150

Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/aa6F6ZwkQmYgAFFv7 

Making a booking at the Pop-up clinic is easy.

Simply complete the booking form on this page to make your booking.

The Pop up clinic complies with all current social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions, this includes:

  • All staff wearing appropriate PPE
  • All attendees to the clinic will be required to adhere to social distancing, chairs will be  spaced a minimum of 1.5meters and there will be markings on the floor indicating appropriate distancing
  • Hygiene stations will be available at entries and exits including alcohol based hand sanitiser for use when attendees arrive and exit, or any time in between
  • Temperature screening will be conducted at entry points to ensure all attendees to the clinic do not have a fever

 

On the day of your appointment, it is not advised that you attend the Pop-Up clinic. Instead, please cancel your appointment here and we will issue a refund.

Do not attend your appointment if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms

 

No. All flu vaccines used in Australia are ‘inactivated’, which means they do not contain the live flu virus, which is why you can't catch the flu from flu vaccination.

Sometimes people can experience side effects after their flu vaccination. Side effects include include fever, tiredness and muscle aches. These side effects can start within a few hours of your being vaccinated and sometimes last for 1 or 2 days. They usually go away on their own, once your body has developed an immune response to the vaccine, which will protect you from the flu virus.

For more information on flu vaccination visit https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/flu-influenza-immunisation

 

It is recommended by the Australian Government that everyone over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated against the flu every year. This is because flu symptoms can range from mild, to severe, including death.

Getting a flu vaccination, not only reduces the risk of you getting the flu, but also those around you, including vulnerable members who are unable to get vaccinated such as babies under 6 months and adults with low immunity.

 

COVID-19 and the Flu - Information from the DHHS website

With COVID-19 spreading across Australia, this year it is more important than ever to ensure that patients receive the seasonal influenza vaccination. Influenza vaccination should be given as soon as possible. The regular influenza season may coincide with the peak of the current COVID-19 pandemic, potentially placing additional burden on the Australian health system.

From the 1st of May, the flu vaccine will be mandatory for people wanting to visit an aged care facility (including aged care workers).

For more information about COVID-19 and the Flu visit https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/flu

If you are not able able to attend your appointment, is it important that you cancel your appointment to allow the space to be freed up for someone else.

To cancel your appointment, please go here or call 1300 360 455 (available during Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM AEST). Cancellations will be issued a refund.

Details of the flu vaccine that will be administered during the Pop-Up Clinic is here.

If you are having issues making or cancelling your booking, please contact our customer service team 1300 360 455 (available Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00PM AEST).

In order to safely and effectively provide the vaccination, we are required to collect the following information:

  • Consent - including some basic medical history information such as have you ever received a flu vaccination previously, if you've ever experienced symptoms and if you've got any allergies
  • Contact information - including email address, full name and date of birth