Influenza Vaccinations at Carina Medical

Get your flu vaccine in Brisbane

At Carina Medical & Specialist Centre, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious viral illness that can have severe implications for some individuals. Getting vaccinated against influenza can be your first line of defence to protect not only yourself but also your family and community.



Who Should Get Vaccinated Against Influenza?

Influenza affects people of all ages, but certain groups are at a higher risk of complications. The following individuals are highly recommended to get the flu shot:

  • Children aged 6 months and older
  • Adults 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals with chronic medical conditions
  • Healthcare workers


How Do I Get Vaccinated Against Influenza?

Getting vaccinated against influenza is a quick and straightforward process at the Carina Medical & Specialist Centre.

Follow these steps:

  1. Book an Appointment: Schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call.
  2. Consultation: On the day of your appointment, a medical staff member will assess your medical history and discuss any concerns you may have.
  3. Vaccination: After the consultation, you will receive the influenza vaccination.
  4. Aftercare: You will be observed for a short period to ensure no immediate adverse reactions occur.


What Are the Potential Side Effects?

While the influenza vaccination is generally safe, some individuals may experience minor side effects. These can include:

  • Mild fever
  • Sore arm at the injection site
  • Fatigue

These symptoms usually subside within a couple of days. If you experience prolonged or severe side effects, contact us or consult a healthcare provider immediately.


Contact Us

If you have more questions or are ready to schedule your influenza vaccination, reach out to us today. Your health is our priority, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.


Influenza Vaccine FAQs

The influenza vaccine is generally 40-60% effective in preventing flu-related illnesses. Effectiveness can vary depending on the strain of influenza and individual factors.

No, you cannot get the flu from the flu shot. The vaccine contains an inactive form of the virus designed to stimulate your immune system.

The best time to get vaccinated is before the onset of flu season, which is typically from April to October in Australia.

Don’t let the flu get you down this season. Carina Medical offers reliable and easy influenza vaccinations to help protect you and your loved ones.

Take action now—book your appointment today for a healthier tomorrow.