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Protect against disease: Free flu vaccines for children

3 Apr 2019

Council will provide free flu vaccinations from this month for all children aged from 6 months to 4 years 11 months.

Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Bill Bennett said this was a wonderful opportunity for families to protect their small children from the debilitating influenza virus.

“While the flu vaccine is also available for all age groups from your GP, this service run by Council is a convenient way to get small children vaccinated by experienced nurses,” Cr Bennett said.

“The flu vaccine is available at special flu-only vaccination clinics as well as at normal childhood immunisation sessions.”

Dedicated flu sessions begin on 30 April. To book a spot, visit whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Immunisation.html. However, if families would like their child to have the flu vaccination at the same time as another scheduled immunisation, they must call Council’s Environmental Health Unit on 9262 6197 to make a special booking.

Council also offers free flu vaccines for pregnant women in any trimester, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those over 65 and those with chronic illnesses, such as low immunity, diabetes, severe asthma and cardiac conditions.

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