2016 WA Influenza Immunisation Program
All government-funded influenza vaccines provided in WA in 2016 will be quadrivalent influenza vaccines. This means that the flu vaccines will contain protection from four different strains of influenza. This is a change to previous government funded flu vaccinations, which were trivalent.
Government-funded influenza vaccines will be available from mid to late April.
We will update our website once these vaccines become available.
The government-funded flu vaccine is free for the following people:
- Pregnant women
- Persons 65 years of age or older
- Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years old
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months to less than 5 years or 15 years and older
- Individuals with the following medical conditions:
- Heart disease
- Severe asthma
- Chronic lung conditions
- Impaired immunity
- Diseases of the nervous system
- Renal disease
- Haematological disorders
The Quadrivalent vaccine is no longer available through any supplier any WA.
Mead recommends that Trivalent is a good alternative. For those patients who are not eligible for the free vaccine you can purchase this Trivalent at the practice on the day of your appointment for $15.00
Farewell to 2023, Welcome 2024
As we near the end of another teaching year for our Registrar GPs, we would like to thank
Farewell to Dr Elizabeth Dernie
This Friday the 26th May will be Dr Elizabeth Dernie's last day as she commences her
Welcome back Dr Emma Vitale
Mead Medical are excited to announce that Dr Emma Vitale will be returning to our family