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Influenza (flu) vaccines are available through our immunisation program from April every year.

Make a booking

We are running 5 dedicated flu immunisation sessions. Bookings are required.

Book an appointment

  • Friday 12 April, 2 pm to 4 pm at Camberwell Library
  • Monday 22 April, 1 pm to 3 pm at Hawthorn Arts Centre
  • Friday 10 May, 2 pm to 4 pm at Camberwell Library
  • Wednesday 22 May, 9.30 am to 11.30 am at Camberwell Library
  • Saturday 1 June, 9.30 am to 11.30 am at Camberwell Library

Flu vaccine eligibility and costs

The flu vaccine costs $25 per person and is available for anyone aged 6 months and over.

The following people are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine:

  • children aged between 6 months and 5 years old
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people at any stage of pregnancy
  • adults aged 65 years and over
  • people with a medical condition that puts them at higher risk of severe influenza and its complications.

Why get a flu vaccine?

The flu isn’t like a 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 generally runs from June to September.

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) says that severe allergic reactions to the current flu vaccination are rare, even for people with egg allergy. You can find out more on the ASCIA website.

Flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against the flu, so it’s important to get both vaccinations. You can receive them on the same day.

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

More information

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

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