Flu Vaccine Availability
This year there are several different flu shots on offer for various patient groups. We’ve tried to simplify the information for you below. If you have any questions about the vaccines or your eligibility for a bulk billed flu shot please feel free to ask your GP.
For any and all patients For our private flu shots (all patients) we are offering a quadrivalent (4 strain) vaccine, intended to cover 2 influenza A strains and 2 influenza B strains. These vaccinations are not bulk billed. Appointments are essential so call your nearest Family Practice Medical Centre to secure your shot. This vaccine has been updated since last year’s flu season.
For at risk patients The Government is funding age specific flu shots for people with a high risk of health complications caused by influenza. These vaccinations will be BULK BILLED for eligible patients, however some practices may charge a consultation fee. There are 3 age specific vaccines this year: 1 for children, 1 for adults and 1 for seniors over 65 year old.
Flu Shot Q and A
Free Flu Shots
The Government offers Bulk Billed Flu Shots under the national Immunise Australia Program for at risk groups, including:
- Pregnant Women
- People aged 65 years and over
- Children from 6 months of age to less than 5 years
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait people aged 6 months and over
- Individuals 6 months and over with medical conditions that could be complicated by the flu (such as severe asthma, heart or lung disease, low immunity or diabetes)
*Check with your GP to see if you are eligible. A consultation fee may still apply.
**For a more complete list of included medical conditions please visit – medically at risk groups – or speak to your GP.