The following vaccines are provided free to older Australians under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
People in these age groups are at high risk from influenza (flu) and pneumococcal disease and the complications they can cause. The great majority of deaths from these two diseases occur in these age groups.
People over 65 years are also advised to have dTpa, a diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough booster, if they have not received one in the previous 10 years, although this is not funded under the NIP.
Some older Australians accessing the pneumococcal vaccination program may need a second dose of the vaccine five years after the first, specifically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with an increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease.
50 years and over (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) -Free Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) Vaccine. Not held on site.
65 years and over - Free vaccinations for Influenza (flu) and Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV). Pneumococcal vaccine not held on site.
71 - 79 year olds - A free single catch up dose of Herpes-zoster (Shingles) (Zostavax®) is available until 31st October 2021.
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We are running a Carnosine Trial (Diabetes Prevention Trial) . All patients that meet the below eligibility criteria and are interested need to call Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation on 8572 2629 or e-mail email@example.com
Between the 31st of July and 7th August Australians are celebrating Organ Donor Week. Our clinic amongst others are doing our best to promote and encourage people to save lives by becoming Organ donors. You should never assume you are too young, too old or too unhealthy to sign up and it is also not too late to register. Registration is a quick and easy online process through www.donatelife.gov.au and can be done at any date or time.