My Health Record
Winter is upon us, be prepared!
Influenza is a costly disease to individuals, businesses and communities.
However vaccination reduces the likelihood of influenza.
Free flu vaccination available to the following persons:
Children less than 5 years of age (6 months to 5yrs)
Any persons with chronic disease (e.g. diabetes, heart, liver, kidney and lung disease, haematological, neurological and immunocompromised e.g. cancer treatment etc)
Pregnant women (at any stage of the pregnancy)
Persons older than 65 years of age or older
MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE ALERT!
Are you aware the opt-out period has been extended to the 31 st of January 2019?
If you don’t want a my health record created, you will need to go on line and opt out by the 31st of January 2019. If you miss the deadline of this date and a record is created, you can permanently delete your record at anytime.
Pneumococcal Pneumonia vaccinations
Do you have toddlers 12 months - < 5yrs OR Teens aged 15-19 years?
Then visit your GP to discuss the free government Meningococcal disease A,C,W,Y vaccination available for these age groups.
NB- The free Meningococcal ACWY vaccination program for children < 5 yrs and teens 15-19 yrs has been extended to 31 December 2019. So hurry, don't let your littles one miss out!
- ARE YOU 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER?
Then you are eligible for free vaccination against pneumococcal pneumonia! SPEAK TO YOUR GP, DON'T MISS OUT!
Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most common form of serious (invasive) pneumococcal disease. It usually requires hospitalisation. It mainly affects people over the age 65 years and young children under 2.