Our annual flu vaccination program is underway. You can attend any of our community sessions or take advantage of our dedicate flu sessions.
All sessions are by appointment only. This helps us manage attendance numbers and adhere to social distancing requirements.
Who is eligible for the free influenza vaccine program?
- People aged six months to less than five years.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and older.
- Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy).
- People aged 65 years and older.
- People aged six months and older with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and its complications.
If you do not qualify for a free flu shot, you can still attend one of our many immunisation sessions. The cost is $25.00 per person.
The flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccination
It is recommended that people wait at least 7 days between a dose of seasonal flu vaccine and a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The 7-day time frame is a precautionary measure to manage the common side effects that come with many vaccinations.
Remember, the COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against the flu, so it’s still important to get your annual flu shot.
Visit the Australian Government Department of Health's website for more information.
Why get the flu vaccine
The flu isn’t like the common cold. It is highly contagious, hits quickly and can last for weeks, meaning time off work or school and staying away from family and friends.
For children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with a weakened immune system, the flu can have serious and devastating outcomes.
The best defence against the flu is receiving a flu vaccination. Everyone should get an annual flu vaccination to ensure they are protected during the peak flu season, which often runs from June to September.
The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy states that severe allergic reactions to the current flu vaccination are rare, even for people with egg-allergy.