Hi, I was wanting to get flu injections done for myself and my two daughters aged 2 & 6. My eldest daughter has a chronic medical condition and gets this injection every year.
We have recently moved to Canberra and I am finding the medical system here somewhat confusing. Previously in Victoria we could walk into our GPs office with an appointment, have a doctor check us out and a nurse give the injection. I would pay for the script and my eldest daughter would get hers for free as she has a health care card. Simple.
It seems here, the GP wants all 3 of us to make an appointment – for $70 each – who will then provide me with a script which I have to then go and fill at the chemist while dragging 2 small children with me who know they are getting a needle, then make another 3 appointments for a nurse to inject us after I have dragged the kids around. Doesn’t make sense. My husband got his flu injection for free at work. Why is it so hard for families? I have had a look at the Canberra hospital website without much success. I believe there is a mobile van somewhere but no one can tell me what it is called! Help?