Getting a flu shot is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. An annual flu shot is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over, from April onwards.
Who can get a flu shot for free?
- Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age
- Pregnant women (can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
- People aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, namely:
- heart conditions
- chronic lung conditions, such as severe asthma or chronic obstructive airways disease
- other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up such as diabetes
- weak immune systems, such as kidney failure or being on immunosuppressant medications or steroids
- Everyone 65 years and over. We offer a strong “adjuvanted quadrivalent” vaccine to this group to further strengthen immunity.
If you are not eligible for government-funded free vaccine, the cost of the vaccine is $15.
Brief appointments solely for the purpose of receiving a flu vaccine are usually bulk-billed. If your doctor addresses other issues in the same appointment (such as taking a detailed medical history if you are a new patient), you will be charged our usual fee.
What kind of flu shot do we give?
We stock the quadrivalent influenza vaccine, provided by the Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program (NIP).
Adults aged ≥65 years are given a stronger “adjuvanted” quadrivalent vaccine to provide further immunity.
Are flu vaccines in stock?
|6 months to 3 years||In stock|
|≥3 to 4 years||In stock|
|≥5 to 64 years||In stock|
|≥65 years||In stock|