Avoid the flu in 2023!

Mar 24, 2023Community, HCi news

HCi is running our annual flu vaccination program again in 2023, in partnership with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.  The program is available for all members who have Extras cover with HCi.

We’ve made it easy for eligible HCi members to book their flu vaccination through participating pharmacies in their local area, without having to submit a claim.

Why get the flu vaccine

A nurse giving a flu vaccine to a patient in a face mask » HCi

Getting the flu vaccine is a way to protect yourself against getting the flu. It is especially important for people with a higher risk for developing severe complications from the flu, such as young children, the elderly, and those with certain medical conditions. While the flu vaccine may not offer complete protection against all flu strains, it has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms in many cases.

The flu vaccine can help prevent the spread of the flu to others. By getting vaccinated, individuals are less likely to get sick and spread the virus to those around them.

The flu vaccine won’t protect you against COVID-19. But having the flu could make you more vulnerable to catching COVID or have to miss out on things due to COVID-like symptoms. Besides, who wants to risk having COVID and the flu at the same time!

HCi flu vaccination program

We’ve made it easy – just book an appointment at a participating pharmacy via this form and we’ll take care of the cost. You just have to book and turn up!

Bookings open from 29 March 2023 for vaccinations appointments between 1 and 28 July 2023.

We’ve answered a number of common questions on our website if you want to know more.