Free flu jabs

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FLU vaccines are available free for children over six months and under five years through Mornington Peninsula Shire’s immunisation service.

The Department of Health and Human Services says there has been a significant increase of influenza in children aged up to five, prompting the state government to offer the free flu jabs to this at-risk group.

They are available at all sessions on the current timetable at mornpen.vic.gov.au/immunisation as well as these extra sessions:

Hastings Community Health Centre, 185 High Street, Hastings: 9.30am-12.15pm, Wednesday 2 May; 9.30am-12.15pm and 5pm-5.45pm, Wednesday 16 May, and 9.30am-12.15pm, Wednesday 6 and 20 June.

Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Road, Mornington: 9.30am-12.15pm, Friday 4 and 18 May, 1 and 15 June.

Mornington Shire Office, 2 Queen Street, Mornington: 9.30am-12.15pm, 1.30-3.15pm, Friday 11 May; 1.30-3.15pm, Friday 1 June.

Seawinds Community Hub, 11A Allambi Avenue, Rosebud West: 5-5.45pm, Wednesday 20 June.

For more details call the shire’s immunisation team, 5950 1099, or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/immunisation

No appointment is necessary for the sessions, which will be cancelled on Code Red weather days.

First published in the Western Port News – 1 May 2018

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