Flu Vaccinations

Book your annual flu vaccination at The Wellness Practice. We recommend individuals receive the flu shot to enhance community immunity and mitigate the impact of seasonal flu outbreaks.

Why get a Flu Vaccination?

The flu vaccination, or influenza vaccination, is a preventive measure involving the administration of a vaccine to protect against influenza viruses. The vaccine stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies, providing immunity against specific flu strains and reducing the risk of infection and its associated complications. Receiving a flu vaccination at The Wellness Practice is a proactive measure to protect oneself and others from the flu’s potential complications, especially for those with specific health conditions or circumstances that increase their vulnerability.

Who should get a Flu Vaccination?

Weakened Immune System

Individuals with weakened immune systems due to conditions like HIV, cancer, or organ transplants are at higher risk and benefit from flu vaccination.

Chronic Health Conditions

Those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, or chronic lung diseases are more susceptible to severe flu complications, making vaccination crucial.


Pregnant individuals are at an increased risk of severe flu-related complications, and vaccination provides protection for both the pregnant person and the developing baby.

Age Considerations

Children, especially those under 5 years old, and adults over 65 are more vulnerable to flu complications, making vaccination important for these age groups.

Healthcare Workers

Healthcare professionals are encouraged to receive the flu vaccine to protect themselves, their patients, and to prevent the spread of the virus in healthcare settings.

Living in Long-Term Care Facilities

Residents of long-term care facilities are at higher risk due to close living quarters, making flu vaccination an essential preventive measure.

Contact with Vulnerable Populations

Individuals who regularly interact with vulnerable populations, such as healthcare workers, caregivers, or those working in childcare, should be vaccinated to protect those they serve.

Community Immunity

Vaccination contributes to community immunity, reducing the overall spread of the flu and protecting those who may be more susceptible.

Previous Severe Flu Episodes

Individuals who have experienced severe flu episodes in the past should consider vaccination to reduce the risk of future complications.

Annual Preventive Measure

Flu viruses change over time, and the vaccine is updated annually to provide protection against the prevalent strains, making annual vaccination a preventive habit.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Do I need a referral for a flu vaccination?

    No, a GP referral is not required. You can easily make an appointment directly with us.

  • What is involved in receiving a flu vaccination?

    Receiving a flu vaccination is a simple process.  You’ll need to confirm eligibility, provide consent, and receive a quick injection, usually in the upper arm by our skilled vaccination nurse. Following this, you’ll need to stay briefly for observation. You’ll receive aftercare instructions, and it’s important to keep any provided documentation. It’s an annual preventive measure for everyone aged six months and older.

Locations offering Flu Vaccinations