Influenza (flu) vaccines are available through our immunisation program.

Appointments

All sessions are by appointment only. This helps us manage attendance numbers and follow social distancing requirements.

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Who can get the free flu vaccine

You qualify for a free flu vaccine if you are:

  • aged 6 months to less than 5 years old
  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person that is 6 months old or older
  • Pregnant (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • 65 years old or older
  • 6 months old or older, with a medical condition that puts you at a higher risk of severe influenza and its complications

If you don’t qualify for a free flu vaccine, you can still go to one of our immunisation sessions and pay for one. The cost is $25 per person.

Please note: The City of Boroondara is not eligible for the free flu program for all Victorians scheme as announced by Victorian Government.

The flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine

Flu vaccinations can be administered on the same day as COVID-19 vaccinations.

The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against the flu, so it’s important to get both vaccinations.

For more information, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Why get the flu vaccine

The flu isn’t like the common cold. It's highly contagious, hits quickly and can last for weeks. This means taking time off work or school and staying away from family and friends.

For children, older people, pregnant women and people with a weakened immune system, the flu can have serious and devastating outcomes.

The best defence against the flu is getting a flu vaccination. Everyone should get an annual flu vaccination to make sure they're protected during the peak flu season, which often runs from June to September.

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy says that severe allergic reactions to the current flu vaccination are rare, even for people with egg-allergy.

More information

To find out more about our public immunisation sessions, or for more information about our immunisation service, visit our Immunisation page call (03) 9278 4711.


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