Each year at UNE, countless students are affected by the flu which has a direct impact on the many aspects of life on campus, not just academic.
To combat this, in 2018 UNE is providing flu vaccinations to UNE students, completely free.
If you’ve never had a flu vaccination before, simply bring along the completed form below and the nurses on-site will check that you’ll be fine to proceed.
If you have had a vaccination, it’s a very simple and quick process – just turn up and roll up your sleeve!
Flu Shot Consent Form for first time
The Medical Centre have asked all students to be mindful of what they wear on the day of their vaccination. Please wear shirts or tops that can be easily slid up at the top of the arm, as this will assist with a quick turnaround, loose fitting garments and t-shirts are the best option.
Only quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIV) formulations are available in Australia in 2018. Website: https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/ebs/picmi/picmirepository.nsf/pdf?OpenAgent&id=CP-2017-CMI-01562-1&d=2018031516114622483
Further information regarding what strains are included in the formulation is available at: https://www.une.edu.au/staff-current/human-resources/health-and-wellbeing/flu-vaccination-program-2018
Vaccines covered by the National Immunisation Program are free for people who are eligible. See the NIP Schedule to find out which vaccines you or your family are eligible to receive. Eligible people get the vaccine for free, but your health care provider (for example, your doctor) may charge a consultation fee for the visit. You can check this when you make your appointment.
More information is available from the Australian Government, Department of Health, Immunise Australia website:https://beta.health.gov.au/services/flu-influenza-immunisation-service