Q: Is the available pharmacy vaccine equivalent to the vaccine at the doctors?
A: Yes. The flu vaccine we administer is the current quadrivalent (4-strains) vac- cine that you would receive at your local GP. There are different brands but they will all deliver the same protection. If your doc- tor gives you a script to take back to him/ her, we supply you with the same vaccine as we would to our customers receiving the vaccine in store.
Q: Do I need a script to receive a flu vac- cine?
A: No. You’re welcome to enter the phar- macy and receive your flu vaccine without seeing your doctor for a script.
Q: Does everyone get a free flu vaccine from the doctor?
A: No. The following groups are eligible for a free seasonal flu vaccination:
All pregnant women
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months to five years
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over
People aged six months and over with medical conditions predisposing them to severe influenza
All people aged 65 years and over
Q: If I am eligible for a free flu vaccine, can I get it from the pharmacy?
A: No. If you meet the criteria for a free vac- cine, it must be administered by your GP.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment to have my flu vaccine at the pharmacy? A: No. Our accredited pharmacists are more than happy to administer your flu vaccine at your earliest convenience. At certain times, there may be a short waiting period if the store is busy.