Feeling unwell? Should I receive the vaccine if I am feeling unwell? If you are suffering from an acute feverish illness (temperature equal to or above 38.5 °C) you should not receive the vaccine until you have fully recovered
Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms/fever and you have travelled overseas in the last 30 days or have been in close contact with someone who has, please inform your HR department immediately. Do NOT book online. Do NOT attend a flu clinic. For further information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Health Department Website.
If you are feeling unwell at the time of your vaccination appointment, please discuss your symptoms with the nurse.
My workplace is in shutdown will vaccinations go ahead. Yes, we have limited appointments to avoid and wait queues in 2020. Receiving a flu vaccination will boost your immunity and protect those at risk.
How does the vaccine work? Flu Vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.
What are the possible side effects from the flu shot? Possible redness, soreness, itching, bruising or mild swelling at the injection site. This usually clears within 1-2 days. Sometimes a tender lump under the arm appears (a lymph gland) that may be present for several days. Occasionally people develop a mild fever within 1 –2 days of the vaccination and occasionally muscle aches, headache or a general feeling of unwellness. This usually lasts no more than 1-2 days. Allergic reaction in those allergic to vaccine components.
Is it safe for me to get the flu shot if I am pregnant? Yes, the flu vaccine can be safely given during any stage of pregnancy. Pregnant women are at increased risk of severe disease or complications from the flu. Vaccinating against flu during pregnancy can not only protect pregnant women but provide ongoing protection to a newborn baby for the first six months after birth. If in doubt, please speak to your doctor to confirm it’s safe to continue. https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/immunisation-for-pregnancy
I am allergic to penicillin. Can I still have the flu shot? Yes, the vaccine does not contain any penicillin so it is safe to have the vaccine even if you are allergic to penicillin
If I get an adverse event/reaction after I have a flu vaccine, where can I report it? You can report adverse events to Capital Health Care on 02 61542845 and your doctor. You can also report adverse events to: ACT - ACT Health Department - 026205 2300 NSW - 1300 066 055 (To connect to your local Public Health Unit)
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