GEMS has you and your dependants covered for the flu vaccine, payable from risk-benefit. VACCINATE TODAY!

Vaccination against the flu remains your best defence. So don't wait until it's too late!

Did you know?


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

  • Your flu vaccine is covered in full by the Scheme and will not deplete your savings or day to day benefits
  • The flu vaccine is available to all GEMS members and their dependents - across ALL options
  • Every GEMS beneficiary is eligible for one flu vaccine per year

    Where to get your flu vaccine

  • You can visit and speak to your network pharmacy or doctor (GP) to get the flu vaccine
  • Book your flu vaccination appointment today!

Who has a greater risk of getting the Flu?

Members in the following categories are at high risk of flu complications and are advised to get their flu shot annually as an important safeguard against this 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)

Flu Vaccine & COVID-19

  • Your Flu vaccine and your COVID vaccines can be given at the same time.
  • No need to wait! Vaccinate and protect yourself!.

Important to note

That you are no longer required to space the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations for 2 weeks apart as it was previously communicated. COVID-19 vaccination can now be co-administered with other vaccinations. It is therefore important, to inform your healthcare provider of your vaccination history.