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Free flu vaccinations are now available for the general community in all five states across Australia with some eligibility changes for vulnerable groups in the ACT and NT. 

Queensland

The flu is highly contagious and very serious. It can result in hospitalisation or worse. It is generally most serious for children under 5, people over 65, pregnant women and people with health conditions. Check out the signs and symptoms of the flu and find out how vaccination stops it spreading.

From 24 May 2022 until 30 June 2022, the Queensland Government will be offering free influenza vaccinations to all Queenslanders over 6 months of age.

For more information, go to Influenza (the Flu) - Vaccination Matters (Queensland Government)

Victoria

All Victorians aged six months and over are eligible for the free flu vaccinations between 1 June and 30 June from their GP or pharmacist. 

For mor information go to Seasonal Flu Vaccine - Health.vic

NSW

Free flu vaccinations will be available to all NSW residents over the age of 6 months from 1 June 2022 to boost immunity for the winter season.

From 1 to 30 June 2022, free flu shots will be available at:

  • GPs for everyone aged 6 months+
  • Pharmacies for everyone aged 5 years +

For more information go to Influenza (Flu) - NSW Government

ACT (Canberra)

People who are at higher risk of catching influenza virus and developing complications are eligible for a free vaccine under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). These people include:

  • children aged 6 months to under 5 years
  • anyone pregnant
  • people aged 65 years and older
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and older
  • people aged 6 months and older with underlying medical conditions.

In 2022 the ACT Government is offering free flu vaccinations for people with disability or mental health conditions and their families, support staff, volunteers and carers at the COVID-19 Access and Sensory vaccination clinic in Weston Creek. 

For more information go to Free flu vaccinations (ACT)

Tasmania

From Monday, June 6, flu vaccinations will be free across GP clinics and Pharmacies for a four week period until Wednesday, July 6.

Free flu vaccines will be available for:

  • 10 years plus – at participating Pharmacies
  • 6 months plus – at GPs and State Community Clinics

If you haven’t yet, please make an appointment now to take advantage of this scheme and to ensure GPs and Pharmacies are able to order adequate stock.

And don’t forget if you are due for a COVID booster, you can have this on the same day as your flu vaccination.

For more information go to Free flu vaccinations for Tasmanians

South Australia

All South Australians are now able to access the flu vaccine for free until 30 June 2022 at GPs and Pharmacies.

The 2022 flu season is expected to be more severe following two years of the COVID-19 pandemic response, with reduced natural immunity and low influenza vaccination rates. 

For more information go to Free flu vaccines for all South Australians

Western Australia

From 1 to 30 June 2022, the Government of Western Australia is offering a reimbursement for influenza vaccinations administered by GP clinics, community pharmacies and other immunisation providers interested in maximising their capacity to deliver influenza vaccines across WA.

For more information go to Free influenza vaccination program June 2022 - WA

Northern Territory (NT)

The NT Government encourages everyone to get an influenza (flu) vaccine. Eligibility for the free flu vaccine is currently still restricted to the groups listed in the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and people with certain chronic medical conditions. 

For more information go to Flu vaccinations - NT.gov.au

More information

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