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Free flu vaccinations for all Victorians

To help Victorians stay well this winter, the Victorian Government is providing free flu vaccinations for everyone aged six months and over. 

Free flu shots will be offered between 1 June and 30 June to boost vaccination coverage as much as possible and help avoid more hospitalisations throughout winter. 

Cases of flu in Victoria increased by more than 30 per cent in at the end of May. 

With case numbers rising so quickly it’s more important than ever that Victorians protect themselves, their loved ones and the health care system.    

More than 3,000 GP clinics and pharmacies across the state have been invited to offer the free flu vaccinations.  

The flu vaccination is always free for eligible groups including children under five years, people over 65 years, pregnant women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with increased risk medical condition. 

Along with getting a flu shot, keeping up to date with COVID vaccinations will help you to stay well this winter. 

You can have your flu vaccination and COVID vaccination at the same time. If you are currently sick with the flu or COVID, wait until you feel better to have your flu vaccination.  

Anyone with cold and flu symptoms should get tested for COVID and remain at home until their symptoms have resolved. To protect others, you should stay at home if you are unwell even if you do not have COVID. 

Wyndham Respiratory ClinicFree Vaccinations

15B 167-179 Shaws Road, Werribee Vic 3029

Wyndham Respiratory Clinic

Wyndham Respiratory Clinic supports people of all ages with respiratory symptoms to access a face-to-face respiratory assessment and receive immediate support in management of their illness including prescriptions for any medication recommended by the Doctor. 

If you can’t see your regular GP, Wyndham Respiratory Clinic can provide a face-to-face assessment and testing (including for COVID-19), and immediate support for anyone with COVID-like symptoms.

Services are for anyone with respiratory symptoms, including children, with or without a Medicare card, at no cost.

Respiratory Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny/Stuffy Nose
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Loss of smell &/or taste
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Aches and pains
  • Vomiting &/or Diarrhoea
  • Exacerbation of Asthma/COPD/Hayfever

Opening Hours

Monday12pm – 9pm
Tues12pm – 9pm
Wed-Fri8am – 5pm
Sat10am – 6pm
Sun2pm – 7pm

What is the process?

We ask that you call reception (9290 9898) when u arrive in the car park. Reception will explain the process. Please remain in your car until you are advised otherwise.

You will be assessed by our Nurse over the phone. The Nurse may come out to your car to perform tests including oxygen levels, temperature and COVID-19 testing if required. 

Next the Doctor will then assess and examine you. 

We will send a discharge summary to your regular GP to keep them informed of any treatment. 

How do I get my results?

Rapid Antigen Test result will be given during your appointment. 

PCR test results will be sent to you via SMS directly from the lab, usually within 48 hrs. If you have had a PCR and not received the result after 72 hrs please call Australian Clinical Labs on 1300 134 111.

The choice of test used depends on a number of factors including availability and can not be guaranteed. 

How do I book?

To book, click on the banner link ‘Book Online’.

At the moment we are only taking appointments. We will start a walk-in service soon. 

What do I do if I test positive?

If you test positive, isolate immediately for 7 days. 

Click here for managing your symptoms at home

Editorial Team
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The Werrribee News editorial team is managed by Austech Media Inc and the journalist at Tech Business News - Australia
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