With a high numbers of flu cases on the Gold Coast, it's timely to consider if your immunisations are up-to-date and to check with your GP. Vaccination is recommended for anyone aged six months and older who wish to protect themselves from influenza and its complications.
Free vaccine is available for individuals at greatest risk of severe flu for:
- all children aged six months and less than five years of age
- pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
- persons 65 years of age or older
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people six months and over
- individuals aged six months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications.
Queensland Health also has useful flu tips
and there is some useful patient information around immunisation available on the HealthyGC website
The Australian Digital Health Agency and the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council have developed My Health Record Storybooks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers. These books, which are illustrated by Aboriginal artists Carissa Paglino, Dalmarri and Lakkari Pitt, includes helpful information about My Health Record for different audiences. You can find these on our HealthyGC website
(scroll down to the bottom drop-down).
If you need more information about My Health Record, you can visit the My Health Record website
Finally, August plays host to a number of important events, including Tradies National Health Month and Queensland Seniors Week (17-25) August. A wide list of health and wellbeing events in our local community can be found on the GCPHN events calendar
, as well as a full list of events for health professionals
, that we have organised or supported, under professional events on our HealthyGC website.