Southern Cross General Practice Notices
Southern Cross General Practice
Our staff are really here to help!
At the practice we try our best to accommodate everyone’s needs in all facets of your health.
Influenza vaccine availability is one area causing angst in our community.
Unfortunately, the unavailability of some influenza vaccines is out of our control. To some extent also out of the control of our suppliers.
Remembering back to previous years, the ideal time to vaccinate is in May, therefore to help give you cover during the height of the flu season, July to October.
So there is no rush!
Influenza vaccine will only protect you for around 3-4 months.
A summary of influenza vaccine supply to the practice:
Government funded >65’s – due in around 16th April approx, could arrive earlier (first batch of vaccines exhausted due to exceptional high demand)
Government funded <65’s – due in Thursday 9/04/2020.
Private influenza vaccines – we generally ONLY order in for businesses within the community. Individual private flu vaccines, you need a prescription from the Doctor and this can be filled at the pharmacy. Please contact your local pharmacy re: their supply. I believe you can just go to a pharmacy for a flu jab, but check first. (sometimes we do have remaining stock leftover).
We ask for your patience. Be patient with practice staff, we are really here to help 😊
Influenza Vaccination Program for 2020
Annual Influenza vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications.
Government funded influenza vaccines are now available in the clinic.
Appointments can be booked now for administration of the vaccine.
Eligibility for government funded influenza vaccines in WA in 2020 is unchanged from 2019.
The following individuals in WA are eligible to receive government funded vaccine:
persons 65 years or older
children 6 months to less than 10 years
pregnant women (any trimester)
Aboriginal people 6 months and older
individuals 6 months and older with medical conditions that place them at risk for complications of influenza, including:
chronic respiratory conditions
chronic neurological conditions
diabetes and other metabolic disorders
children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long term aspirin therapy.
Private influenza vaccinations:
We will be offering private flu vaccines for a small cost to those who do not meet the above criteria, and also for those companies who wish to have their employees vaccinated. Please contact the practice on 9049 1147 for appointment scheduling and further information.
Help stop flu from spreading
Good hygiene practices, such as washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water can assist with reducing the risk of infection.
Be flu free!
You can also check Facebook Southern Cross discussion board for updated notices.