Winter is Coming… 2019 Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccination 2019

Winter is coming…

The ‘flu’, or influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can lead to severe lung infection for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

It is spread directly, by contact, or indirectly through the air. To reduce the risk of catching the flu it is important for you and everyone around you to follow infection prevention and control practices such as good hand washing and ensuring you have your annual flu vaccination.
The WA Influenza Program advise that optimal protection against influenza occurs within 3 -4 months following vaccination so vaccinating in May and early June 2019 ensures best protection during the influenza season which typically spans July and October in WA.

If you have a child with CF:

If your child is an inpatient or attending PCH for an appointment the flu vaccine will be available. However, PCH are encouraging families to access the flu vaccination around the end of May 2019 unless you have an appointment planned beforehand. Please discuss the options open to you on the day of your PCH clinic appointment with your clinic staff.

If you are an adult with CF:

  • Please contact Sue Morey at the Respiratory Clinic at SCGH to arrange your flu vaccination. Sue is happy to be contacted by phone or email.
  • If you are post-transplant or a regular patient at FSH you will be able to access the flu vaccination after mid-May. It will be provided during your clinic appointment.

The flu vaccine is also available from your GP or you can access your vaccination through most local chemists.


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