As the days grow shorter and the air chills, it’s a reminder that flu season is just around the corner. At Phoenix Healthcare, we’re committed to your health and wellbeing, which is why we’re inviting you to book your flu vaccination with us. The flu (influenza) vaccine is your best defence against the flu virus, which can cause serious illness and disrupt your life.

Why Get Vaccinated?

The flu is more than just a “bad cold.” It can lead to severe health complications, especially in vulnerable populations such as pregnant individuals, the elderly, babies, and those with certain health conditions. Symptoms often include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, and more, keeping you bedridden for a week or more.

Vaccination is recommended for everyone over 6 months old and needs to be repeated annually due to the flu virus’s frequent changes. This ensures you are protected against the most current strains.

Free Vaccination for Eligible Individuals

For 2024, the flu vaccine is free for individuals over 65, pregnant people, children aged 4 and under with a history of significant respiratory illness, people with long-term medical conditions like asthma or diabetes, and individuals with certain mental health conditions. Our goal at Phoenix Healthcare is to ensure everyone eligible can access the vaccine early, easily and at no cost.

For more information on your eligibility for a free flu vaccine, check out Immunise Health NZ for the 2024 flu funding criteria.

How to Book Your Vaccine

Phoenix Healthcare offers flu vaccines to all individuals over 3 years old. Booking your vaccination is easy and can be done in several ways:

  • Call us directly to schedule your appointment
  • Stop by our clinic on Unit 9, 166 Moorhouse Ave and speak with our friendly receptionists to find a time that works for you.

What to Expect

The flu vaccine is safe, effective, and offered by our qualified healthcare professionals. While some individuals may experience mild reactions like a slight fever or soreness at the injection site, these are generally short-lived and indicate your immune system is responding to the vaccine.

Don’t Wait

With flu season approaching, now is the time to take action to protect yourself and your loved ones. Book your flu vaccine at Phoenix Healthcare today. Together, we can make our community healthier and flu-free this season.

Again, for more information on your eligibility for a free flu vaccine, check out Immunise Health NZ for the 2024 flu funding criteria.

Book your flu vaccination with us by visiting our website or call us 03 365 3659. Let’s keep our community safe and healthy this flu season.