Flu vaccinations still available

Getting a vaccination is easy and convenient at Silverstream Pharmacy

Flu Shots are still available at Silverstream Pharmacy. Either phone or drop in to discuss the best time for you.

Vaccination is your best protection against the flu. The flu vaccine is recommended by the Ministry of Health and FREE for people who are most likely to get very sick, be hospitalised or even die if they catch the flu. 

The flu vaccination is free if you are pregnant. Getting the vaccine during pregnancy helps protect the mother and her baby against the flu.

Cost $35

People eligible for FREE flu vaccine for 2020 are:

  • pregnant women (any trimester)
  • people aged 65 and over
  • people under 65 years of age with certain chronic conditions, such as chronic heart disease, chronic liver disease, diabetes, cancer, asthma and COPD
  • children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness, including children aged 6–59 months (under 5 years) who were hospitalised with measles.

For a complete list of who is eligible, see eligibility criteria.

Note: Influenza vaccine does not protect against COVID-19. However, it will help prevent the flu, a serious illness that causes hundreds of deaths each winter in New Zealand.