Influenza Vaccination at Coolangatta Medical Centre


With flu season typically at its peak from April to September, it’s essential to get yourself protected from the influenza virus and the complications it can cause. Coolangatta Medical Centre offers complete influenza vaccination services to help safeguard your health during these critical months. By getting vaccinated, you’re protecting not only yourself but also your loved ones and community.

What Is Influenza?

Influenza, also called flu, is a highly contagious respiratory virus that affects people of all ages. It is usually transmitted through droplets from the coughs and sneezes of an infected person, with most cases occurring in crowded areas such as schools and nursing homes.1

Flu symptoms usually start around two days after contracting the virus, which commonly include:

  • Sudden fever
  • Cough (usually dry), which can last for 2 weeks or more
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Severe malaise, or general feeling of weakness or discomfort
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose

Although most people recover without treatment, it can cause severe complications such as pneumonia and sepsis, especially among people at high risk.

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  • Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 8:30am – 2.30pm
  • Sunday 9:00am – 12.00pm
  • Public Holidays – Please call the centre for more information.

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Why Should You Get Your Flu Shot?

In Australia, about 5,100 people are hospitalised due to influenza, with 100 of them resulting in death each year. While anyone can be affected by the flu, certain individuals are more at risk of contracting severe disease or complications. Getting your seasonal influenza vaccine in Coolangatta is one of the most effective ways to prevent catching and spreading the virus.

The World Health Organisation recommends the following individuals to get their annual flu vaccination to minimise the risk of complications: 

  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 5 years of age
  • People over age 65
  • Individuals with chronic or immunosuppressive conditions
  • Healthcare workers.

With all the benefits of flu vaccination, it remains critical to get vaccinated even if you’re not a part of these high-risk groups. Annual vaccination helps maintain optimal flu prevention as the influenza viruses constantly change. By getting your injectable flu vaccine at Coolangatta Medical Centre, you’re not only protecting yourself but also contributing to the overall health of the community, especially those who are more vulnerable.

Flu Vaccination at Coolangatta Medical Centre

Coolangatta Medical Centre offers accessible flu vaccinations to ensure you and your family are safe against the influenza virus during its peak season. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing accessible vaccination so you can minimise your risk of contracting the flu and its associated complications. 

When you get your flu shot at Coolangatta Medical Centre, our team will first conduct a brief consultation with you to assess your health status. Then, our skilled healthcare professional will administer the vaccine through a quick injection, ensuring that the process is as comfortable as possible. You may be asked to stay for a short observation period afterwards to check for any immediate reactions. Our team will also provide you with aftercare instructions and answer any questions you may have.

Protect Yourself From Flu This Influenza Season

This flu season in Gold Coast, you can protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated. Our service covers administering a flu shot for adults and children, ensuring comprehensive protection for the whole family.

Book your flu vaccination appointment at Coolangatta Medical Centre and experience a smooth and comfortable immunisation process.

If you have any inquiries on our vaccination services, reach out to us at (07) 5599 1400 or

Frequently Asked Questions
(Common Questions about Influenza Vaccines)

All individuals aged 6 months and above are advised to receive a yearly flu shot. Vaccination is especially critical for people who are at an increased risk of severe influenza complications, as well as those who reside with or provide care for at-risk individuals.

Common side effects include soreness, redness, swelling on the injection site, mild headache, fever, nausea, muscle aches, and fatigue.

Just like with most vaccines, the protection it offers declines over time. Getting your flu vaccine in Gold Coast every year ensures that you maintain optimal immunity against the virus. Additionally, flu viruses are constantly evolving. Flu vaccines must be updated according to the most prevalent strains anticipated for the upcoming season.

For people residing in the Gold Coast, flu vaccine can be administered at Coolangatta Medical Centre.

The Team of GP Doctors

The team of GP doctors in Coolangatta Medical Centre are here to help you get the care and information you need on meningitis vaccine programs, as well as meningitis vaccine coverage and meningitis vaccine costs. Consult with Coolangatta Medical Centre to be better informed on meningitis vaccine recommendations based on your health needs and even travel plans including potential exposure risks. 

Areas We Serve

Coolangatta Medical Centre services many local communities on the Gold Coast as well as Northern NSW. If you live in or nearby the following suburbs, Coolangatta Medical Centre is easily visited from the location:

  • Tweed Heads
  • Tweed Heads South
  • Tweed Heads West
  • Bilinga
  • Cobaki Lakes
  • Tugun

Appointment, Costs, and Booking Process

Full fee upfront is payable on the day of your appointment and will be processed with a credit/debit card token provided at the time of booking.

Medicare rebate is processed for you on your behalf by the administration team and will go back into the account that you have nominated with Medicare within 24 to 48 hours. For more information about Medicare rebates, see our FAQs page.

Out of pocket fee is the amount of money that you will be out of pocket after Medicare has processed your rebate.

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Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday 8:30am – 1pm
Sunday 9am – 12pm

PH: (07) 5599 1400
91 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD