THE council offers free influenza vaccinations for the following people:
- Those aged six months and over with conditions predisposing to severe illness following influenza infection;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over;
- All adults aged 65 and older.
Free vaccinations against shingles are also available for people 79 years of age.
The next immunisation session will be held on Wednesday 26 April at 2.30pm at the Derwent Valley Council social rooms, Circle St, New Norfolk. Bookings are essential and must be made prior to April 7.
The council also offers free immunisation sessions at the Derwent Valley Child and Family Centre, 52 Blair St, New Norfolk, at 1pm on on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Vaccines available include:
Immunisation Schedule - (Birth to Four Years);
School program catch ups;
Whooping Cough vaccine for all pregnant women in their third trimester (from 28 weeks gestation). Bookings essential.
For more information contact the council's immunisation co-coordinators on 6261 8530.