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Flu Vaccine at Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave

Flu Vaccines are recommended by our Medical Team at Valewood Clnic in Mulgrave.

Flu Vaccine available in our Mulgrave Clinic

The flu vaccine is available at Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave, at the start of every winter year on year, and throughout the colder months.

What is flu?

Flu is often more formally called Influenza.  It’s an easily transferrable infection that can spread swiftly through close contact within communities. As it is a viral disease, you cannot use antibiotics to treat it. The best way to contain it is through a vaccination.

Who are those most likely to be impacted by flu?

Whilst it can pose a threat to individuals of all ages, its impact is particularly severe on those more vulnerable in our community, for example:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Pregnant mothers
  • The Elderly; and
  • Those with pre-existing health conditions.
Flu Vaccines are available at Valewood Clinic on Wanda Road in Mulgrave.

How do you know you have the flu?

Signs you may have the infection include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue

Book an appointment at our Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave, if you are feeling unwell and have some or a number of the symptoms above. Our medical team will attend to you and once you are well again and have no fever, we recommend you consider having the flu vaccine in our Mulgrave clinic.


The Right Time to get the Flu Vaccine at our Mulgrave Clinic

New season flu vaccines are usually available at the start of April.  We provide a notification on our website when it is available in our medical clinic and bookings are open. You can call our clinic on (03) 9560 6655 and check with our team on the availability of the vaccine.

This vaccine will help protect you during the peak flu season, in general from June to September. The highest level of protection usually occurs 3 to 4 months following vaccination.

One flu vaccine per year is recommended for most people.

Possible side effects of the flu vaccine

Talk to our medical team about possible side effects you may have after the flu vaccine. These can include:

  • Feeling weak and/or tired
  • Pain and swelling around the injection site.
  • Muscle Aches

These may last 1 to 2 days, although most are only minor. Avoid using your arm in vigorous exercise or lifting heavy items for a few days, and allow the injection site to heal. Contact our Medical Clinic should you have any concerns regarding the length of time you are feeling unwell.

Our doctors and nurses at Valewood Clinic in Mulgrave are highly experienced in providing flu vaccines for all ages.


Additional Information

Further information is available via this Australian Government Website. 

By having the flu vaccine in our Mulgrave Clinic, you are protecting yourself and those around you, from the effects of the flu infection. It may not stop you from getting the infection, however it is widely understood to reduce the impact of the infection on your health.

Our team at Valewood Clinic is here to assist you with the flu vaccine. Call our clinic on (03) 9560 6655 to book an appointment or for more information.

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