HBF flu vaccinations

Eligible members can claim a fully covered flu vaccination at any Pharmacy 777 in WA.

Eligibility for a fully covered flu vaccination*

Before receiving any treatment, you must check your level of cover to determine whether you are eligible.

You can check your level of cover by accessing your product sheet which is available by logging into myHBF or you can phone our call centre on 133 423. Eligibility for a flu vaccination sits under the Healthy Living Program service category. If you hold a Saver Flexi Extras or Flexi Extras level of cover, you must have Healthy Living Programs selected. You must also check that you have served your 2 month waiting period for this service.

Flu Vac FAQs

The 2020 flu season is not far away and the Department of Health is urging all Australians, especially those in vulnerable groups and aged 65+ to arrange vaccination against seasonal influenzas in the month of April.

Yes, you’ll need to book an appointment to get your flu shot.

HBF flu vaccinations are administered through Pharmacy 777, please check their website for the most up to date information on stock availability.

No, HBF has an exclusive alliance in WA with Pharmacy 777. Pharmacy 777 is WA’s leading pharmacy network and provides a benefit to eligible HBF members as part of a range of services administered across Pharmacy 777 stores.

HBF has a number of participating pharmacies outside of WA, details of these can be found on our website. Please ensure you select your home state at the top left of the home page.

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. As part of your vaccination you will be asked to wait up to 15 minutes to observe any reactions.

Your Pharmacist will conduct a pre-screening assessment for a flu vaccination prior to vaccinating you.

Yes. At Pharmacy 777, 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 conduct a pre-screening assessment 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.

As part of your vaccination you will be asked to wait up to 15 minutes to observe any 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.

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.