Flu vaccination 2023

Both Government-funded (free) and Private Influenza vaccines are in stock. Appointments are available online, or by calling Reception.

Influenza vaccination can be given at the same time as COVID-19 booster vaccination.

The following people are eligible for a FREE Government-funded influenza vaccination:

  • Age 65 years and over (high-dose vaccine)
  • All Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years 
  • Pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
  • All individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, namely:
    • cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure
    • chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma
    • other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies
    • chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders
    • impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use
    • children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over

Otherwise, private flu vaccines ($20 vaccine cost) are for anyone who does not qualify for the free vaccine criteria above.

(If you do NOT have a valid Medicare card, a $40 total fee applies – $20 vaccine cost plus $20 consult fee).

Please call and request a “Flu vax appointment”.