Our pricing model is transparent, fair and flexible, offering a minimum amount of site visit time and a per-vaccine-price. Additional hours are available as required.
HCA Corporate Health also offers a Flu Vaccination Voucher Program ($24pp) with access to over 600 participating stores within Australia.
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A highly infectious viral illness
Caused by the Influenza virus
Tends to be much more severe than the common cold
Symptoms include: rapid onset of fever, muscle aches, joint pains, headache, sore throat
Cough and a generalised feeling of unwellness
Lasts up to 10 days
Can be followed by a secondary illness e.g. pneumonia
Peak time is winter
No. The vaccine contains only inactivated virus particles (a virus that has been concentrated, killed then broken apart) and is therefore incapable of causing Influenza infection.
People who have developed a runny nose or sore throat after vaccination have usually developed another viral illness.
Influenza vaccination prevents up to 90% of cases of Influenza infection in healthy adults.
Once per year
You will form antibodies to fight the flu around 3 –14 days after receiving your immunisation. Your antibodies will peak at around 4-6 weeks – this is when you are most
protected. Your antibodies will gradually decline but you will remain protected for around 9 months to 1 year.
The Influenza virus strains change each year so the vaccine is changed accordingly. The World Health Organization predicts the 4 most expected strains and the vaccine manufacturers are all required to formulate their vaccines to cover these 4 strains.
It is no longer recommended to wipe the arm with alcohol first (unless the arm is visibly dirty) as it may interfere with the flu vaccine and may make vaccination more painful. Large scientific studies have shown no increased risk of side-effects or infection now that we no longer routinely clean the arm with alcohol. Your vaccinator will have cleaned their hands with alcohol and in some cases, they may wear rubber gloves to protect themselves from a needle injury.
Being a highly purified, inactivated vaccine, there are few contraindications to Influenza vaccination:
Anyone with a known allergy to the antibiotics:gentamicin, neomycin or polymyxin
Anyone with a known allergy to other components of the vaccine: polysorbate 80, octoxinol 9 and formaldehyde.
Anyone with a severe allergy to eggs or chicken feathers (people who develop swelling the tongue, lips or develop respiration distress or collapse when exposed to the above)
Anyone with a present high fever
After you have your Influenza vaccine, your usual dose of some medicines may be affected. These medicines include: *Carbamazepine e.g. Tegretol (used in epilepsy or convulsions) *Phenobarbitone (used in epilepsy, or convulsions, anxiety, insomnia) *Phenytoin e.g. Dilantin (used in epilepsy or convulsions) *Theophylline (used for asthma) *Warfarin (used to prevent blood clots).
Yes. Anyone travelling overseas should get vaccinated. You should ideally try to be vaccinated no later than 2 days before you are due to travel, in case you have any side-effects that require advice or treatment
Following common law guidelines, if you are 16 years or over you can consent to have the vaccination without your parents’ or guardians’ consent. If you are 15 years or under (and are legally employed by the organisation paying for the vaccination) you may have the vaccination provided your parent or guardian sign your consent form. If you are not an employee or contractor of the organisation, unfortunately we cannot vaccinate you.
Usually we only delay the vaccination if your temperature is high e.g. over 38.5 degrees Celsius. With a temperature this high, you would usually be too unwell to be at work and would feel quite hot. If you have a mild cold or have had it for more than 2 days, you probably do not have a high temperature and can have the vaccination. Even if you have already had the flu this year, you will still benefit from the vaccine as it will protect you against 2 other flu strains.
Yes, the vaccine does not interact with any antibiotics so it is safe to have the vaccine while you are taking antibiotics.
Yes, the vaccine does not contain any penicillin so it is safe to have the vaccine even if you are allergic to penicillin.
Vaccination is best carried out during April-June each year, before the onset of the peak season for Flu (July – September and even October and November).
Possible redness, soreness, itching, bruising or mild swelling at the injection site. This usually clears within 1-2 days.
Sometimes a tender lump under the arm appears (a lymph gland) that may be present for several days. Occasionally people develop a mild fever within 1 –2 days of the vaccination
and occasionally muscle aches, headache or a general feeling of unwellness. This usually lasts no more than 1-2 days.
There have been inconclusive reports of serious neurological disorders in people who have previously suffered from the severe nervous system disorder “Guillian Barre Syndrome”. Those who have had Guillian Barre Syndrome should contact Healthcare Australia on 1300 888 746 or [email protected] so we can provide you with extra advice on Guillian Barre and Flu vaccination.
No. Vaccination does not reduce your natural immunity to infections – it acts as a “booster” to the immune system.
The medical profession and governments world-wide have identified pregnant women as a high priority group for receiving an influenza vaccination. This is based on (a) good evidence that
the vaccine is safe for both the pregnant woman and the unborn child (b) good evidence to show that the vaccine reduces the risk of illness and hospitalisation due to influenza and pneumonia in vaccinated pregnant women (c) the process of vaccinating pregnant women extends protection against influenza and pneumonia to the unborn/newborn child which continues until the child is 6 months of age (d) there is evidence that it reduces the incidence of stillbirth and premature birth. The vaccine may be administered during all stages of pregnancy, including the first trimester. The vaccine is safe to be given during all stages of breast feeding. If you are concerned, talk to your Obstetrician or GP.
If your workplace has chosen to use online booking method, it is important that you follow the online booking process. This captures consent for the vaccination as well as your details to receive an electronic vaccination record following the clinic, and ensures correct reporting access for your employer. If you have not booked online, we may not have allocated enough vaccines and therefore, may not be able to accommodate you on the day, however we will always try our best!
The AIR is a national register to record an individual’s vaccination history. HCA are a recognised vaccination provider in Australia and our online booking system directly links to the AIR.
If your employer is using paper consent method, your vaccination history will not be uploaded to the AIR. You will also not receive an automated vaccination record, rather you will be provided with a small vaccination record card at the clinic. It is important that you make a copy or keep this in a safe place as a record of your vaccination as we are not able to duplicate or replace these cards after the clinic.
No, the two vaccines are quite different and cold-chain managed in different ways. The Federal Government have devised a Phase 1 and 2 priority population list and the workplace is not in these initial phases.
Your Medicare number and the reference number next to your name is required to upload evidence of your vaccination to the Australian Immunisation Register
(AIR). When you need to access a record of your flu vaccination, you can access this from mygov website. Your doctor will also be able to see that you have been vaccinated against influenza.