Influenza (flu) fact sheet
Translated influenza (flu) fact sheets
Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious illness caused by the influenza virus. Some people are eligible for a
free flu shot because they are at higher risk of severe illness from the flu.
Book your free flu shot through your doctor, pharmacist or Aboriginal Medical Service. Pharmacists can administer flu shots to children aged 5 and over. Parents with children aged under 5 should see their doctor.
Some providers may charge an administration or consultation fee. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if this applies to you. If you are not eligible for a free flu shot, your doctor or pharmacist will charge you a small fee. The fee may vary between providers.