Get your flu vaccine now
26 June 2019
Getting a flu vaccine every year is your best shot at stopping the flu.
When you get a flu shot, you protect yourself, your family and others. Your vaccination helps protect people who are too sick or too young to be vaccinated. The more people who get vaccinated, the less likely flu will spread.
You can speak to your vaccination provider about getting a flu shot.
The flu vaccine is free if you’re:
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander aged over 6 months
- pregnant, the vaccine is safe at any stage of pregnancy
- aged 65 or older
- 6 months or older with a medical condition.
Remember to ask your provider to record your flu vaccine on the Australian Immunisation Register. This register keeps a history of your vaccinations.
You can get a copy of your immunisation history using either your:
You can get your flu shot from your:
- Aboriginal Medical Service
- community health clinic
- other vaccination provider in your state or territory.
- the Australian Immunisation Register
- the flu immunisation service on the Department of Health website
- Medicare online accounts.
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Page last updated: 26 June 2019