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Influenza Vaccines

Influenza Vaccines

Seasonal influenza vaccine programs are one of the most important steps in protecting residents from contracting influenza. Seasonal influenza vaccine is tailored each year to what the World Health Organization anticipates will be the circulating strains of influenza in the general population in the coming year.

Staff will coordinate spacing of vaccine administration dates with other vaccines e.g. COVID-19 vaccines.

Occasionally people will experience side effects as a result of having the vaccine. These include:

  • Sore arm at the injection site
  • Redness at the injection site or a small hard lump (generally goes away in 3-7 days.
  • Low grade fever
  • Some mild aches and pains

Registered staff administering the vaccine have training in monitoring, reporting and responding to reactions to the vaccine. Long-term side effects are extremely rare and if you are concerned, please see your physician before being vaccinated.

To provide electronic consent or decline consent for the influenza vaccine as a substitute decision maker, please complete the form using the link below:

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