Protect your family with the flu vaccine

Flu shots are free for:

  • children from 6 months to under 5 years of age
  • people with serious health conditions (including severe asthma, diabetes, cancer, immune disorders, obesity, kidney, heart, lung or liver disease)
  • pregnant women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from 6 months of age
  • people who are 65 years of age and over.

Get your flu shot as soon as possible to protect yourself and your loved ones.

About flu

Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It is more serious than a common cold.

The flu shot and COVID-19 vaccines

The flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given together at the same time.

It is important to protect yourself and the community from both illnesses.

Health professionals

Information and resources are available to help protect yourself and your community

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Flu shots are safe for children aged 6 months+

Help track Flu near you

FluTracking is an online community-based health surveillance system to detect influenza epidemics. By taking part, you’ll not only be contributing to scientific research, you will be helping to track influenza in your local community and nation-wide.

Current as at: Thursday 2 March 2023
Contact page owner: Communicable Diseases