Protect those close to you
We are here to partner with community pharmacies in creating convenient access to vaccinations. Wellness Here for Life provides in-store vaccination clinics delivered by our experienced nurses. Enhance your service offer with a high vaccination rate and vaccinations for adults and children from 2 years of age. Transform your pharmacy into a flu vaccination destination and provide your customers with the best protection against seasonal influenza.
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, speak to your territory manager
call us on 1800 246 839
The effects of flu
Influenza is a highly contagious virus that causes widespread illness in the community each year. Fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue are all symptoms of the flu.
The flu can also lead to secondary complications, increasing absenteeism and hospital admissions.
Benefits of vaccination
Vaccination against influenza can prevent significant symptoms and ill health. It can prevent death in vulnerable populations such as the elderly, babies, pregnant women and people whose immune system is suppressed.
Vaccination may prevent disease in up to 70% of people who are vaccinated. It also reduces the pool of people who may get the disease, thereby reducing the risk of spreading.
Wellness Here for Life offers a fully coordinated in-store flu vaccination service nationwide with our network of 150+ health professionals, all specially trained in providing efficient, high quality care. Our no-hassle 3-step model allows pharmacies to offer better health experiences for their customers.
1. Request a clinic
2. Promote 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?
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.