Flu cases are on the rise this winter.
Flu cases are on the rise this winter. Warren Lynam

Are you eligible for the free flu vaccination?

WHO is eligible for the free flu vaccination?

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the Immunise Australia Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. These include:

  • People aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait people aged six months to less than five years, and 15 years and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza.

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To receive your influenza vaccination, visit your local doctor or immunisation provider.

While the vaccine is free, a consultation fee may apply.