Influenza Vaccinations 2022 

You can get your flu vaccination at Unichem Manly. This is a really important year to consider getting a flu vaccination as New Zealand has been isolating for the past two years, which means our immunity will not be as good when we open the borders up for travellers. Although having the flu jab doesn’t guarantee you won’t catch the flu, it will give you more protection and reduce the severity of the symptoms if you do catch it.

You can book now so you and your whanau are best protected this season. Walk ins available but bookings advised. Allow for vaccine time, plus a five minute wait afterwards.

Influenza Vaccines cost $29.99  or  FREE to people meeting the following criteria:

  • Pregnant women (any trimester)

  • People aged 65 years and older AND Māori and Pacific peoples aged 55 to 64 years

  • People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed below:

  • Chronic heart problems, excluding high cholesterol or high blood pressure, if they haven’t caused problems with other organs 

  • Cerebrovascular disease 

  • Chronic breathing or lung problems, including asthma where regular preventative medicine has been prescribed 

  • Diabetes 

  • Chronic kidney disease 

  • Cancer that’s not in remission, excluding skin cancers if not invasive 

  • Other conditions such as autoimmune disease, immune suppression, immune deficiency, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), transplant recipients, neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases, cochlear implant, error of metabolism at risk of major metabolic decompensation, pre- or post-splenectomy, Down syndrome, haemoglobinopathies and children on long term aspirin

Can I get my COVID-19 vaccination at the same time as the flu jab? 

You can have a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the same time as your free flu vaccine. There’s no need to leave a gap between these vaccines.  

Being up-to-date with all your vaccinations gives your the best possible protection. You will need to check the vaccination site is able to administer both before you arrive.

If you’ve recently had COVID-19 you can have a flu jab as soon as you’ve recovered