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GEMS Flu Vaccine Benefits - Be healthy without using your day-to-day benefits!


  • Your flu vaccine will not deplete your savings or your day-to-day benefits as it is payable from the risk-benefit.
  • The flu vaccine is available to all GEMS members and their dependants, across ALL benefit options.
  • Every GEMS beneficiary from age 6 months and above is eligible for one flu vaccine per year.

Where to get your flu vaccine



  • You can visit your nearest Network Pharmacy, Doctor (GP), or Nurses’ Practice to get the flu vaccine.
  • Book your flu vaccination appointment today!


Members in the following high-risk categories
are advised to get their flu shot to safeguard
against preventable illness and possible
hospitalisation:


  • Adults 65 years and older.
  • Children younger than 5 years
  • Pregnant women and women up to 2 weeks
    after the end of pregnancy.
  • Healthcare workers
  • People who have weak immune systems
    (e.g. immuno suppression caused by certain
    medications or Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    (HIV/AIDS).

People with long term illnesses such as:


  • Any type of chronic disease.
  • Disorders or diseases of the lungs (e.g. asthma).
  • Heart conditions (e.g. congestive heart failure and congenital
    heart disease).
  • Kidney disease (e.g. chronic renal failure).
  • Liver disease (e.g. poor liver function or liver failure).
  • Nervous system disorders (e.g. epilepsy).
  • Blood or bleeding disorders (e.g. leukemia and Haemophilia)
    Metabolic disease (e.g. diabetes mellitus).
 


Important to note

That you are no longer required to space the flu vaccinations for 2 weeks apart as it was previously communicated. Flu vaccination can now be co-administrated with other vaccinations. It is therefore important, to inform your healthcare provider of your vaccination history.


It is important, to inform your healthcare provider of your vaccination history.