It is recommended that people aged 65 years and over be vaccinated against pneumococcal and influenza diseases. All patients 65 years and over can use our free immunisation service for these vaccines.
The influenza vaccine is available from from mid April each year. The pneumococcal vaccine is available all year round.
The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is a free vaccine that has been added to the National Immunisation Program. Zostavax is available from 1 November 2016 to people aged 70 years (a free single catch-up dose is available for adults aged 71-79 years until 31 October 2021). Zostavax is available through our immunisation clinics.
Women in their third trimester of pregnancy and their partners can receive a free adult whooping cough vaccine through our immunisation clinics.