Australian Skeptics Inc will be hosting a flu vaccine day for Sydney-Siders at the East Sydney Doctors clinic on Saturday, May 19, from 2pm.
You will need to register so we can keep tabs on numbers, so go to our registration page to add your name.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners recommends that flu vaccinations should be timed to cover you during Australia’s flu season which runs from June to September, peaking in August. The protection offered by the vaccination may begin to wear off after three to four months, so an injection in May is good timing to maximise its effectiveness.
While ASI will be donating 30 vaccines to attendees, you might be eligible for free vaccination under Medicare. Those eligible include all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age; all individuals aged 5 years and over with specific medical risk conditions; all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over; pregnant women; and people aged 65 years and over. (See a full description of those who qualify on the NSW Government Health site.)
The flu vaccine clinic will be run by ASI committee members Dr Brad and Trish Hann. Any unused vaccines will be donated to the community.
And remember to bring your Medicare card!