Am I eligible for a free flu vaccine?
ELIGIBILITY FOR INFLUENZA VACCINES FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL IMMUNISATION PROGRAM (NIP):
Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons ≥6 months of age.
Influenza vaccines are funded on the NIP for the following groups, due to their increased risk of complications from influenza:
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons aged 6 months to <5 years or >15 years
All adults aged >65 years
All persons aged >5 years who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; for example, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes.
Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
All children >6 months to <5 years
Please contact reception if you have any questions on your eligibility of the Government-funded flu vaccine and to ensure our 2018 stocks have arrived.
Source: Australian Government Department of Health