Aged Care Vaccination Clinics

Protect our community

Your employees health has never been more important. Offering your team a flu vaccination not only adds a layer of protection to their wellness, but also ensures you meet your compliance requirements. 

Government legislation has made it mandatory for all staff caring for aged care residents in government subsidised facilities to be offered flu vaccination by employers.¹ With over 10 years’ experience in delivering health programs, Wellness Here for Life has a network of trained healthcare professionals who can deliver flu vaccinations to staff.

¹Australian Government, Department of Health. Responsibilities of residential aged care providers:   https://agedcare.health.gov.au/mandatory-influenza-flu-vaccination-program-for-residential-aged-care-providers. Accessed October 20, 2020. 

Clinic details

Seamless execution is our specialty. 

A complete service solution, including a dedicated Wellness representative, online bookings, qualified/experienced doctors/nurses, marketing, vaccines and clinic materials.

Appointment calendar invitations, with 24-hour reminders via email/SMS.

A customised electronic “Clinic Booking System” to track appointments, manage consent and create vaccination records; with auto upload to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)*.

Marketing and promotion package for each clinic location.

Efficient vaccination rate of 24 patients per hour.

Pharmacy voucher options, for a fully flexible and equitable solution.

*AIR record available if patient details are captured.

For bookings, call us on

1800 246 839

or

Why is vaccination so important

Influenza can cause significant symptoms and ill-health and may cause death in vulnerable populations such as the elderly.

  • Vaccination may help prevent disease in up to 70% of people who are vaccinated
  • Vaccination helps prevent secondary complications and hospitalisations
  • Vaccination contributes to ensuring a healthy workforce of carers
  • Widespread community vaccination helps prevent the spread of the virus.

The effects of flu

Influenza infections among the elderly are more likely to require hospitalisation or cause serious complications such as pneumonia and heart attacks. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Covering coughs, washing hands and avoiding people who are sick may also help prevent contracting and spreading the flu.

With over 10 years’ experience in delivering health programs, Wellness Here for Life has a network of trained healthcare professionals who can deliver flu vaccinations to staff in aged care facilities across Australia, to meet your compliance requirements ASAP.

1. Book a clinic

Let us know your facility size and location and our clinic coordinator will work with you on a suitable clinic day and time

2. Communicate the clinic

Materials will be provided to assist in communicating the service in your facility

3. Hold your clinic

A fully insured, high-trained healthcare professional will deliver the clinic ensuring all required information and consent is collected before proceeding with the vaccination

Frequently Asked Questions

What is influenza?
Influenza (or ‘the flu’) is caused by three types of influenza virus – A, B and C that infect the respiratory system.  Influenza is contagious and is spread by coughing, sneezing and direct contact with an infected person or by touching a contaminated surface. You may be infectious for approximately a day before symptoms appear.

Symptoms of flu include: fever, muscle aches, headache, lethargy, dry cough, sore throat, and a runny nose. The fever and body aches may last for 3-5 days, whilst the cough and lethargy may last for two or more weeks.

Influenza can cause serious complications that may require hospitalisation or may even be fatal.

What’s the difference between influenza and the common cold?
Influenza (or ‘the flu’) is a respiratory illness that occurs following an infection with influenza viruses. Sometimes the term ‘the flu’ is used incorrectly to describe the common cold or other respiratory viruses. This is because their symptoms can be similar to those caused by influenza. There are many different viruses and some bacteria that can cause these symptoms.

The influenza vaccine will only protect you from the influenza virus. Usually influenza is more severe and lasts longer than a cold or other viral respiratory illness.

Why is the flu vaccine recommended?
Annual vaccination against seasonal influenza can reduce your chances of catching the virus and can also reduce the severity of symptoms if you do get sick.
Who should be vaccinated?
The seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended every year for most people aged six months or older.
Who shouldn't have the flu vaccination?
Persons with known egg and chicken allergies are unfortunately not able to participate in this service, but are encouraged to seek advice from their healthcare practitioner.

Persons who have experienced an anaphylactic reaction to antibiotics neomycin, gentamicin, polymixin or thiomersal are also not eligible to participate in this service.

When should I be vaccinated?
The best time to be vaccinated against influenza is in autumn, before the flu season starts. The vaccination can take up to two weeks to develop protection and provides immunity against influenza for around three to four months depending on the individual’s immune system.
How often do I need to be vaccinated?
It is recommended that you receive the influenza vaccination every year as the different strains of virus can change from year to year. This ensures you are protected against the most recent virus strains.

Even if the virus strains do not change, yearly vaccination is still recommended as immunity from flu vaccination is not long lasting.

Are there any side effects from the vaccine?

Like any medication, some people may experience an unexpected reaction to the influenza vaccine. Common side effects following vaccination for influenza may include:

  • pain, redness and swelling or a lump at the injection site
  • low grade temperature
  • headache or muscle aches
  • drowsiness or tiredness
  • generally feeling unwell.

Most side effects are minor and last only a short time. Generally, mild reactions begin within six to 12 hours.

As with any medication, very rarely will you have a severe allergic reaction, which will usually occur within 15 minutes of receiving a vaccine. Because of this, it is important for you to wait for 15 minutes after receiving your vaccination before leaving.

Your immuniser will advise you of the potential side effects of having the flu vaccine and what you should do if you have a reaction.

Which vaccine is used?
The formulation of influenza vaccines for use in Australia is determined each year by the Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) based on information and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). The details of which strains of influenza antibodies are contained in this year’s vaccine can be found at www.influenzaspecialistgroup.org.au.

The vaccine administered will be an inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) according to the age of the patient.

What happens on the day of the clinic?
The vaccination service is relatively quick, taking less than 5 minutes which allows for the nurse to confirm consent has been provided, that the person being vaccinated is well and has no contraindications to vaccination, and to administer the vaccine.

Following the vaccination, the person vaccinated is required to remain in the observation area for a further 15 minutes.

For bookings, call us on

1800 246 839

or