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Flu vaccination

The free flu vaccination program has been extended to include a variety of people.

The Federal and State Government fund free flu vaccines for the following group:

  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • people aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • people aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • people aged 6 months & over with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza & complications, including:
    • cardiac disease
    • chronic respiratory conditions
    • chronic neurological conditions
    • immunocompromising conditions
    • diabetes and other metabolic disorders
    • renal disease
    • haematological disorders
    • children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy

Free vaccines are also available to the following groups of people thanks to funding from the Eastern Melbourne PHN:

  • people aged 6 months to less than 18 years
  • People with at risk behaviours
  • People with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Refugee and asylum seekers
  • Homeless people
  • Staff or volunteers working in long term care facilities
  • Household contacts of those in high risk groups
  • Staff or volunteers providing care to homeless people

 If you are eligible and would like a free flu vaccine, you must book an appointment.