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Seniors urged to visit drive-through influenza vaccine clinic

12 May 2020

West Australians aged 65 and over can get vaccinated against influenza at a drive-through immunisation clinic in Burswood.

Elderly lady sitting in the driver's seat of her car giving a thumbs up

With many seniors keeping their distance from others due to concerns around COVID-19, WA Health has launched the drive-through clinic to provide a safe environment for seniors to get their free influenza vaccination.

The drive-through clinic will run:

Date: Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 May
Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm (Bookings are not required)
Location: Crown Perth undercover car park, Glenn Place, Burswood

Attendees are advised to wear loose, short sleeved clothing and to bring their Medicare card and proof of age.

Influenza risk for over 65s

Seasonal influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia.

People aged 65 and over are particularly vulnerable to influenza. Vaccination is the best defence against influenza and its complications.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for older Western Australians to get immunised against influenza, as getting influenza and COVID-19 at the same time can make people very ill.

While there is no vaccine for COVID-19, there is one for influenza. All Western Australians aged 65 years and over are urged to protect themselves and others from influenza by getting vaccinated.

Learn more about the influenza vaccine for people aged 65 years and over.