Flu clinics are back at DPV Health

Flu clinics are now back on at DPV Health in Broadmeadows and Mill Park (Supplied).

Flu season is back with a vengeance, with Victoria recording 886 cases already this year.

and Whittlesea residents can do their part to best protect themselves by getting their flu shot ahead of winter.

Free flu vaccines are now available to eligible residents at DPV clinics in Broadmeadows and Mill Park.

Children aged up to five years old, adults aged 65 and over, pregnant women, people aged six months and over with medical conditions are among those eligible.

DPV Health’s Dr Hegarty said there had been more cases of the flu in the last month than for all of 2020 and 2021.

“After two quiet flu seasons, we are expecting to see lots of cases of influenza this year,” he said.

“The best protection against getting the flu is the influenza vaccine, and all children, teenagers and adults at risk of serious illness from influenza should have an annual flu vaccine.”

People visiting DPV Health to receive their COVID-19 booster can also receive their flu shot at the same time.

“DPV Health is well stocked with the flu vaccine; and it is available from our Broadmeadows and Mill Park medical centres,” Dr Hegarty said.

“I had my flu shot last week, as I do every year, and I strongly recommend it to everyone who is eligible.”

For all others, a private flu vaccination is available for $20.

Details: dpvhealth.org.au or 1300 234 263.