• Get a flu shot
  • Sneeze into your elbow
  • Clean your hands
  • Stay at home if sick

An annual flu shot is your best protection against influenza.

Flu shots are free for:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • pregnant women
  • children under 5 years old
  • Aboriginal people
  • medically at risk groups.

Speak to your GP and get a flu shot now.

Flu fact: You can’t catch influenza from the flu shot.

For information about the Flu shot and COVID-19 Vaccines, visit Flu vaccination in 2021

For information about the COVID-19 Vaccines, visit COVID-19 vaccines.

Further information and resources are available to help protect yourself and your community

Free flu shots for children aged 6 months to under 5 years

All NSW children aged from 6 months to under five years of age will be offered free influenza shots.

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.

About influenza

Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It is more serious than a common cold. In 2017 more than 650 people died in NSW from influenza related complications.

This year’s influenza vaccines have been updated to provide the best possible protection. By getting a flu shot you’re protecting yourself and the community from serious illness.

Learn more with the flu fact sheet and flu FAQs

Current as at: Tuesday 11 May 2021
Contact page owner: Communicable Diseases