Join Professor Allen Cheng and get in front of the flu

Free Influenza vaccinations are now available to all Monash Health employees.

Professor Allen Cheng, Director of Infectious Diseases, recently got his vaccination at Monash Medical Centre.

“The flu vaccine is a very simple thing you can get to protect yourself, your patients, and the people you live with.

“If you don’t get the flu, then you can’t pass it on,” said Professor Cheng.

At Monash Health, we expect all employees to receive their influenza vaccine. The highest protection against influenza occurs in the first 3-4 months after your vaccination, and it is an easy and safe way of protecting ourselves, our patients and each other.

Professor Cheng also revealed that flu season started early this year.

“We are seeing more flu admissions than we normally would.

“In fact, we are seeing similar amounts of flu admissions to COVID-19 admissions. So, we need to take them both equally as seriously.”

Influenza vaccines can be co-administered (given on the same day) as any COVID-19 vaccine.

“If you’re due for your COVID-19 booster, there are no issues with getting your flu vaccine at the same time,” said Professor Cheng.

Not yet had your free flu vaccination? Here’s where you can drop in to get yours this week:

Monash Medical Centre

Location: Northern Entrance
Dates: Mon 15 May – Fri 19 May
Times: 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Clinic D
Dates: Monday – Friday
Times: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Monash Children’s Hospital

Location: Foundation Room
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays
Times: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Dandenong Hospital

Location: Security Entrance, Level 1, across from Lung Function Lab

Dates/Times:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
    7:15 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Thu 18 May
    8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Casey Hospital

Location: SSU Annex

Dates/Times:

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays
    7:15 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Thu 25 May
    9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Kingston

Location: Transit Lounge

Dates/Times:

  • Monday – Friday
    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Thu 18 May
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM,
  • Tue 23 May
    8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Victorian Heart Hospital

Location: Ambulatory Care Clinic
Dates: Monday – Friday
Times: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Moorabbin Hospital

Location: Level 2, next to Hospital In The Home
Dates: Tuesday – Thursday
Times: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cranbourne Integrated Care

Dates: Tue 16 May
Times: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pakenham Health Centre

Dates: Tue 16 May
Times: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Thomas Street

Dates: Wed 17 May
Times: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Springvale

Dates: Wed 17 May
Times: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Monash Health Berwick

Dates: Thu 18 May
Times: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Doveton

Dates: Thu 18 May
Times: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Monash Health Women’s Sandringham

Dates: Thu 18 May
Times: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Approved by Professor Allen Cheng, Director of Infectious Diseases



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