Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Drive-through influenza vaccine clinic for over 65s

    13/05/2020 9:00 AM
     
    • Drive-through influenza vaccination clinic to open for people aged 65 years and over
    • WA seniors urged to vaccinate against influenza
    • The McGowan Government is launching a drive-through immunisation clinic in Burswood for people aged 65 years and over to get vaccinated against influenza

    Operating out of the Crown Perth car park in Burswood, the clinic will allow people to remain in their car while they are immunised.

     

    The clinic will be open from 9.30am to 2.30pm, Tuesday May 19 to Friday May 22. No bookings are required.

     

    Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications. People aged 65 years and over are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza.

     

    Vaccination is the best defence against influenza, providing protection to both the individual and others in the community.

     

    WA seniors are strongly encouraged to visit the drive-through clinic to receive their free influenza vaccination.

     

    Visit healthywa.wa.gov.au for more information.

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "The McGowan Government's drive-through flu immunisation clinic offers older Western Australians quick, easy access to free influenza vaccination from their own car.

     

    "This year, it is more important than ever for people aged 65 and over to get immunised against influenza.

     

    "Flu vaccinations not only lowers your risk of contracting influenza, but also those around you - whether it be your family, friends or the people at your local supermarket."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500