Wellness Here for Life has pioneered flu vaccinations in childcare
We recognise the importance of vaccinating our youngest members of the community and the need to make vaccinations accessible. Children younger than five, and especially those under three years of age, are more likely to get severe flu infections. They are also more likely to spread the infection. By protecting our children we can also help protect other more vulnerable people in the community including the very young and the elderly.
With over 10 years’ experience in delivering health and wellness clinics, Wellness Here for Life knows the importance of accessible healthcare for better community wellbeing. With the aim of increasing influenza vaccination uptake, we have partnered with child care centres nationally to offer flu vaccination services.
We have a team of medical and nurse practitioners experienced in working with children, who deliver flu vaccinations to children, staff and family members. Show you care this flu season by booking a flu vaccination service at your child care centre.
Online booking system with SMS reminders
Consent forms and electronic vaccination records
Dedicated clinic coordinator to organise your clinic
Vaccines and consumables
Fully insured immuniser
Marketing and promotional materials
For bookings, call us on
1800 246 839
Protecting your children from the flu
- Wash hands frequently with warm soapy water
- Get a flu vaccination
- Cover coughs and sneezes – use a tissue to cover the mouth and nose when sneezing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Limit close contact with anyone who is ill
- Clean your home – clean and disinfect area where germs may thrive
- Practice healthy habits – get plenty of sleep, eat well, drink lots of fluids and get active
Wellness Here for Life offers a fully coordinated onsite flu vaccination service nationwide with our network of 150+ health professionals, all specially trained in providing efficient, high quality care.
1. Book a clinic
2. Communicate the clinic
3. Hold your clinic
Frequently Asked Questions
What is influenza?
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?
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?
Who should be vaccinated?
Who shouldn't have the flu vaccination?
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?
How often do I need to be vaccinated?
Even if the virus strains do not change, yearly vaccination is still recommended as immunity from flu vaccination is not long lasting.
Is the flu vaccine safe for pregnant women?
My child is under the age of 9. How many doses of seasonal flu vaccine are needed this year?
The number of vaccinations for influenza that your child will need to have will depend on if your child has previously had the vaccination and how many times. Any child who is younger than 9 years of age and has:
- never had the flu vaccine before will need to have two doses at four weeks apart this year
- previously had two doses in the same year will need just one this year.
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 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?
Following the vaccination, the person vaccinated is required to remain in the observation area for a further 15 minutes.