The Influenza vaccine will be arriving at UNSW Health Service in late April 2022. Flu vaccines are recommended to all staff and students. In particular if they are a:
- Person aged 65 and older.
- ATSI aged six months and over.
- Person with chronic conditions like heart, lung, or neurological diseases.
- Pregnant woman.
- Child aged six months to under five years.
The flu vaccine is free for all current UNSW staff and students. Any flu vaccine related appointments will be bulk billed. We encourage patients to fill in the form prior to their appointment.
Unsure or have questions? See the FAQ below:
Why is the flu vaccine so important this year?
The flu will not prevent COVID-19, but it will reduce the number of people who get the flu and therefore the number of people needing hospital beds as a result of severe flu, limiting the impact on the health system. It is also possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time which will likely cause significantly worse symptoms. We are strongly recommending everyone is vaccinated this year.
Can I get the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?
Yes, if you are aged over 65 or are immunocompromised, now is the time to book in. We also recommend a COVID-19 winter booster, as both flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time. UNSW Health Service will provide separate clinics for these appointments
Do I have to come into the health service?
Yes, you will need to come to the clinic to have your vaccination. We will be taking bookings online via our HOTDOC booking platform.
When will the flu clinic commence?
The annual staff and student influenza clinics for 2022 will commence Wednesday 27th April 2022. This service is provided on behalf of the Director, Health & Wellbeing (PVCSE). The most effective way of minimising the effects of Influenza is via a comprehensive vaccination program. Influenza Clinic dates range from Wednesday 27th April 2022 – Friday 17th June 2022, 9.00am – 12.30pm. We also are offering a couple of Saturday clinics.