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I know this wont appeal to everyone… but this is the cheapest I have seen…. i've seen it being advertised for $27 +
It was free last week from Bupa. Also check with your employer as they may have a program. Alternatively if you are in a 'high risk' group it may be free from your GP.
Yep, free for over 65, ATSI, pregnant women and those with certain medical conditions; link: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishi...
Got it free from my local GP, always good to try that first.
Who paid the $15 to the Chemist then?
My local GP in GC charges $25.00 . Im under 65y.o. Now I feel bad for not supporting my local GP as Ive booked my flushot at Chemistwarehouse Brickworks.
Is it self administered or is labour included? My mates decent with needles… but would prefer someone to professionally inject the substance.
As the page says:
Administered by a qualified nurse practitioner
Administered by a qualified nurse practitioner
I got mine at my local GP for $10. It's only free for pensioners, eg if you are over 65.
I am a healthy 40 yo and just want to be protected.
If you live around the Blacktown area, it's Patrick St medical centre.
http://www.patrickmedical.com.au for the details
My local Doctors charge $10 as well… But i've also gone to Amcal pharmacies and asked for price matches.. I think i paid $12 last year for the flu shot.
I went to Officeworks.
don't forget to use AMEX guys
The flu shot consists of freshly cracked egg whites. Does wonders for my complexion :D.
No wonder I crow at sunrise :/
I've been getting it for years. No bad things happen, only good i.e. never sick.
So worth it.
$10 from local Doc. Almost painless.
1) Get a flu shot.
2) Wash your freaking hands & stop touching your face.
3) Dettol hand sanitizer to combat the morons who go to work infected.
Haven't been sick for years! $14 is a bargain.
I replace #3 with glen 20 to spray at morons who go to work sick.
just a side note; dont waste ur money on dettol, its overpriced junk. common soap is better.
4) don't have small children in the house :)
So what should I do with my small child? I have asked and there are no refunds :|.
Ikea + coloured balls ;-)
if you get it from Aldi, they have 90 day return policy
No question asked….
For the private flu shots this season
Depending on the 'Brand' of flu shot and the quantity purchased for this flu season the private doses are costing distributors (wholesale resellers) and direct customers (large pharmacies and travel clinics) around the $5 and $6 mark per dose from manufacturers like bioCSL, Sanofi, and Glaxo etc. The wholesale resellers are then selling the shots to medical centres and smaller pharmacies etc at around the $6.90 to $8 mark depending on quantity ordered for the season.
This price from Chemist Warehouse is around the normal price range for the end patient for the physical dose itself.
I don't see this as being much of a Bargain when most GPs will charge around $10 or $12.
Having said that not many but some GPs will charge an appointment or consultation fee ontop to administer the shot if you are only visiting for that purpose, Best to ask if your GP does charge an appointment fee if so Chemist Warehouse is the best option.
Most medical centres have 'flu clinics' running where a nurse with administer the shot without having to pay an appointment fee.
But I definitely would suggest staying clear of the pharmacies trying to rip people off by Charging over $20 for example Terry White Chemist charging an "affordable" $25 flu shot.
ever notice employers tend to charge workers $20+ for this service
That will depend on what the employer is being charged by the medical centre responsible for organising an off site 'flu clinic'. There will be cost ontop of the physical flu shot, for example transportation of medical staff to administer the shots if done at the employers place of business plus other costs.
Plus there is also the possibility of the business being dodgy by wanting to profit from vaccinating their employees even though it's in their best interest to minimalise the risk of employees catching the flu and taking time off.
Most businesses I have seen either charge the employee what it costs them or send the cost to Medicare.
If your employer is charging you more then $20 then it wouldn't hurt to ask why and if they are making any profit
Free at my work (University).
your lucky my employer employs 1400 people on one site with its own onsite medical center (contractor) staffed by doctors and nurses but still charges $20 despite no increase in staffing levels
no, hadn't noticed. I've worked 4 places where it was offered, all free.
There are some laws to advertising prescription medicines, not sure if this counts as an advertisement…
Go and get one. I had swine flu a couple of years ago. It was pretty darn nasty and came at the worst possible time, when I was preparing to move interstate and rent out my house. I have a proper phobia of needles unfortunately (I go into fight or flight mode, and have no control or memory of what I'm doing), but I thoroughly encourage everyone to get vaccinated.
It's $13.99 to have a registered nurse write a prescription & administer the flu vaccination.
Does this include the price of the prescription?
If you search "Influenza" on their site, you'll find Influvac 0.5ml @ $9.39
It's free at Wizard Warehouse in Cannington for those in Perth
Their website advertises it as $25..
They do it with a wand?
If you go to your local Community Health Centre in Victoria the Dr will bulk bill you for consultation. Not sure who is eligible for free flu vax.
guess you could phone and ask. JoyV
Wonder if anyone have the right answer to this, is this flu shot consist of just normal flu strain, or the one that includes the 'exotic' ones like swine flu?
i was told there is a difference (in both shots type and costs) in 2012. Hasn't bothered with flu shots, kept getting cold instead (now that's something i want immunity from!)
The flu shot is new every year. How they make this flu shot is they average out and determine which strain of flu virus is likely to dominate the next year. Not all flu viruses are the same, they are different, so we refer to them as a strain.
It seems the 2014 vaccine includes three strains including the 'exotic' swine flu strain. Therefore, every flu vac is different each year based on scientists' 'prediction'.
If you're a healthy individual then the flu shot is not completely necessary but for the elderly and high risk groups, the flu is very important. A fair number of elderly people will pass away during the flu season.
I wonder if people on OSHC are eligible?
Nope.International students..etc are not eligible.
Go to your local GP and get it for $0.
Not a bargain or deal really.
What no free lollipop?
I got a lollipop when I got the flu shot via work this week. I'm pretty sure the lollipops are made in China. They are more dangerous than the flu!
I got a strawberry Chupa chup with my flu shot this year. Score!
There's a lot of confusion and frustration in this thread, and I'd like to help clear some of it up. I have worked on influenza with groups for about 4 years now, so hopefully I can make it all a bit easier.
The yearly flu vaccine is comprised of what are predicted to be the predominating strains of flu in the world for the upcoming flu season. A lot of monitoring around the world is used to determine what strains are chosen for the vaccine in order to give the best protection against those strains and closely related ones. The injected form of the vaccine (i.e. this one) is chemically split - it is not live, and cannot give you a flu infection. There are live attenuated vaccines - for flu as well, like FluMist - but this is not one of them. You can feel a bit rubbish for a few days post-vaccination (mild fever, etc) - this is your immune system recognising the vaccine, and essentially priming the immune system to keep you protected in future. This is not influenza infection, it's just your body priming itself.
A healthy lifestyle helps to a certain extent, sure. So does not being really young, or old, or a smoker, or immunocompromised, etc. It's a balance of risk factors.
Why get vaccinated? Well, so you don't feel crap for a 7-14 days for starters! Also so you don't spread it, particularly to those in those high-risk groups. You might be fine after a week with the flu, but your 87 year old grandmother is at very serious risk it being quite nasty, and developing an opportunistic secondary infection.
Look, this isn't compulsory. For most people, this is entirely optional and solely for your health. But please, don't sit behind your keyboard and beat down things you don't understand fully.
You're healthy all the time? Sweet. Then maybe do it for your granny, or your baby nephew.
I wish I could give this more than one plus
Not a bargain for the reasons others have said, and because it looks there aren't really many available appointments until May.
I'd would really like to get a flu shot,
but am afraid of doctors waiting rooms and offices -
worried I will catch a nasty cold or flu there.
Cause they are full of sick people.
If only I could do the jab myself.
So is any place with lots of people like public transport (Can only hide under the bed for so long) ;-) Just go to a place where you can make an appointment to minimise your time there.
Yes, maybe the first appointment of the day is better for me.
My local medical centre has a separate area for nurse-type stuff - blood pressure readings, flu shots, bandage changes, kids being weighed etc. There's only about three chairs, and the patients tend to have non-infectious reasons for being there. You don't have to wait out in the normal petri dish/waiting room. Yours might be the same - give them a call and ask.
Just to let people know, you still need a script to purchase this.
And then need to go back to Dr to inject it.
Are you sure? It says "Vaccinations only administered by qualified and accredited Nurse Practitioners".
More info from the company providing the service: http://www.reviveclinic.com.au/system/documents/FluVacFAQ.as...
NURSE PRACTITIONER WILL WRITE PRESCRIPTION ON SITE.
NURSE PRACTITIONER WILL WRITE PRESCRIPTION ON SITE.
Nice one thanks, might use that.
This is an interesting site graphing numbers of flu by country.
Just choose Australia.
Looks like much higher numbers so far this year.
nd they do them onsite, by a registered Nurse Practitioner! (About time Chemists did this sort of thing!)
I went elsewhere (Pagewood Westfield Medical Centre) just last week and had to see a bloody doctor then pay $16 to the dodgy small Chemist nearby, then go back to the Doc to get the injection.
Had I seen the ad for this $14 offer, it would've only taken me 15 mins max!
And wouldn't have to pay for a Doctor a useless consultation fee by Medicare for no good reason!
Waste of taxpayers money for two pointless visits for a healthy person to see a doctor in that case (Let them see sick people that actually need their help). We don't have enough money for healthcare as it is esp if a nurse can prescribe and administer it legally.
got flu shot one year then had whooping cough for 3 months… would have preferred the flu…
Didn't know you get the choice!
got a flu shot one year then stubbed my toe… would have preferred the flu…
you should have been vaccinated for pertusis then!
I got the flu shot a couple years back and got the flu! Seriously.
The doctor said it's pretty unlucky, but it was relatively mild and would have been much worse had I not been vaccinated.
There are different strains of the flu (not just one!). This one covers selected ones we may encounter this Aust season but doesn't protect against all types of flu.