Protect yourself and your family from viruses this winter, so you can keep doing the things you love.

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Influenza (flu)

Influenza is serious. Getting a flu vaccine is quick, easy and recommended for everyone aged 6 months and over. Your yearly flu vaccine offers the best protection from getting really sick and is free for:

  • children aged 6 months to under 5 years
  • pregnant women
  • Aboriginal people aged 6 months and over
  • anyone aged 65+
  • people with serious health conditions.

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COVID-19 is serious.

Staying up to date with your vaccinations is your best protection against severe illness.

To find out when you need to have your COVID-19 vaccine, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Check your eligibility

Find your nearest service to get a free COVID-19 vaccine.


Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

RSV is a highly infectious illness that mostly affects young children and older adults.

Although RSV symptoms are usually mild, some children and adults can get very sick and need hospital treatment.

RSV is spread though infected people coughing and sneezing. To stop the spread of RSV, stay at home if you feel unwell and cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Find out how to protect yourself: Respiratory syncytial virus fact sheet.​

*Some providers may charge an appointment fee. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if this applies to you. There is a small fee if you are not eligible for a free flu vaccine. The fee may vary between providers. ​​

Current as at: Wednesday 15 May 2024
Contact page owner: Communicable Diseases