Here's What You Need to Know

Vaccinations by a qualified pharmacist
Private consultation rooms
Ages 5+ dependant on state or territory legislation (please refer to table below) No script required

What is the flu?

Influenza (flu) is a contagious illness of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. It can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications.  Influenza is spread by contact with respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

Flu is not the same as a common cold.  While a cold and the flu are both caused by viruses, and some of the symptoms are similar, the symptoms of flu are more severe and last longer than those of a cold. Flu is a serious disease that can lead to:

  • Bronchitis
  • Croup
  • Pneumonia
  • Ear infections
  • Heart and other organ damage
  • Brain inflammation and brain damage
  • Death.

What are the signs and symptoms of the flu?

Symptoms usually start about 1 to 3 days after catching the flu and can last for a week or more.  Some people can be mildly affected, while others can become seriously ill. 

  • Runny or blocked nose  
  • Sneezing 
  • Dry or chesty cough  
  • Sore throat 
  • Fever  
  • Chills 
  • Headache 
  • Body aches

The flu can cause serious complications, particularly in children, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.

How to relieve flu symptoms?

If you have any flu-like symptoms it is important to get tested for COVID-19 immediately, even if your symptoms are mild. Influenza is highly contagious. Most flu symptoms improve within 7 to 10 days and without any treatment.  To relieve flu symptoms and avoid spreading the virus: 
  • Stay home 
  • Rest and keep warm 
  • Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic fluids to prevent dehydration 
  • Practice safe hygiene – wash hands regularly and cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing 
  • Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables 
  • Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke if possible 
  • There are also several medicines available to ease cold and flu symptoms, such as pain and fever.

How does the flu vaccine help?

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from serious disease caused by influenza. By getting vaccinated against influenza, you can also help protect other people, especially people who are too sick or too young to be vaccinated. The more people who are vaccinated in your community, the less likely the disease will spread.

Annual immunisation is recommended as the influenza virus is constantly changing, and the vaccine changes accordingly.


Help protect against the flu


We are committed to being extra cautious during this time to ensure a safe and clean working environment to protect the health of our staff and customers. 


To deliver this service safely to our customers we have implemented the following measures: 


If you are unwell please do not attend: 

If you have any COVID19 or flu-like symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath please do not present for your flu shot. Please call the Pharmacy to cancel and rebook for another time when you are well. 


If you are in selfisolation, you are not allowed to leave your home to have your flu shot: 

If you have been told by a health professional that you meet the criteria for selfisolation, you must not enter the Pharmacy. Leaving your house puts others at risk and is breaking the law. Please call us to cancel and rebook after medical clearance has been given for you to end selfisolation. 


Hand sanitisers: 

We have access to hand sanitiser for use by the Pharmacist between each vaccination and will be made available for customer use. Please note that it is not a current requirement that gloves must be worn if proper hand hygiene practices are being followed. 


Cleaning and disinfecting of our pharmacies: 

In addition to our usual cleaning procedures, we have added additional regular cleaning and disinfection of all hard surfaces in our pharmacy. 


Social distancing: 

Staff and customers are encouraged to leave 1.5 meters between each other whenever possible.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Flu vaccinations can be provided from March 2023, subject to pharmacist and vaccine availability. 
  2. Age restrictions apply, these depend on state or territory legislation.  
  3. We may be required to collect and provide your personal information to a third party for the purpose of vaccine administration in accordance with Australian regulations and our privacy policy. Your privacy is important to us. Click here to view our privacy policy