Get your free flu vaccination

Be notified when your local Friendlies Pharmacy opens bookings for 2019

Fight the flu with a free flu vaccination

At HBF, we’re ready for the flu season. We’ll make sure you are too.

  • Free for HBF members

    Free for eligible HBF members over 18 years of age*

  • Delivered by a pharmacist

    Your vaccination will be delivered by your trusted pharmacist.

  • Privacy

    Administered in a private consultation room.

  • Available near you

    Available at all Friendlies Pharmacies across WA.

  • Expert advice

    Our pharmacists can also provide expert advice about other ways to protect yourself during flu season.

  • Stop the spread

    Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing and stopping the spread of the flu.

How to get your free flu vaccination

What to expect when getting a flu vaccination.

  1. Register your interest

    Register your interest and your local Friendlies Pharmacy will notify you when bookings open for 2019 flu vaccinations.

  2. Book an appointment

    Prior to flu season, you'll be able to easily book your Friendlies flu vaccination online. Free for eligible HBF members or $22*.

  3. Visit your Friendlies pharmacy

    Your pharmacist will ask you a few questions in a private consultation room and give the vaccine to the upper arm.

Flu Vac FAQs

Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing and stopping the spread of the flu. It will protect you and those around you who may be at increased risk of flu related complications, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical condition or reduced immunity.

Vaccinating against the flu helps to reduce the chance of more serious outcomes and related complications.

Some people may experience mild side effects following vaccination, such as:

  • drowsiness or tiredness
  • muscle aches
  • localised pain, redness and/or swelling at the injection site
  • occasionally, an injection-site lump that may last several weeks
  • low-grade temperature (fever)

These side effects are usually mild, subside within a few days and do not normally require treatment.

More severe immediate adverse effects, such as hives or anaphylaxis, are very rare consequences of influenza vaccination. Your pharmacist is trained to recognise and manage any immediate, severe reactions.

Your pharmacist will check your suitability for a flu vaccination prior to vaccinating you.

Yes you’ll need to book an appointment to get your flu shot. You can register your interest now to be notified when flu vaccinations become available.

Yes. At Friendlies, vaccinations are delivered by pharmacists who have successfully completed an immunisation course approved by the Department of Health as well as first aid, CPR and anaphylaxis training.

The flu vaccine passes stringent Government safety testing before being approved for use. Plus, your pharmacist will check your suitability for a flu vaccination prior to vaccinating you.

Some people may experience mild side effects such as tenderness and/or redness at the injection site. This usually clears within a few days.

More severe immediate adverse effects, such as hives or anaphylaxis, are very rare consequences of influenza vaccination. Your pharmacist is trained to recognise and manage any immediate, severe reactions.

No. The viruses in the flu vaccine are not capable of causing the flu as they are inactive or ‘dead’. When you receive a flu vaccination, your immune system’s response is to form antibodies which will provide protection. Sometimes, flu-like symptoms may occur within 6-12 hours of receiving the vaccine and last 1-2 days. This is a common reaction to many vaccines.

 

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