Influenza vaccination information

Public and Private influenza vaccinations have arrived. Private flu vax cost $25.

The coronavirus vaccination will complicate the delivery of influenza vaccination. 

During May and June we will be running influenza clinics. Online booking for influenza vaccination clinic are now open.

Please note that children aged less than 9 will need 2 flu vaccinations 1 month apart IF this is their first flu vaccination​.

Patients over 65 will receive an adjuvanted vaccine.

The influenza and coronavirus vaccine can not be given at the same time.  A 14 day interval is required between these vaccinations.

Some patients will receive influenza vaccination free through the National Immunisation Program. This group includes;

(a) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over

(b) children aged 6 months to under 5 years

(c) people aged 6 months or over who have medical conditions that mean they have a higher risk of getting serious disease (see list below)

(d) pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy

(e) people aged 65 years or over

Long-term medical conditions that can lead to you having a serious case of the flu include: 

  • heart disease

  • Down syndrome

  • lung disease

  • conditions of the nervous system (such as multiple sclerosis)

  • liver disease

  • kidney disease

  • diabetes

  • blood diseases

  • metabolic disorders. 

The full list can be found by clicking on the influenza vaccination information button below

If you do not fit any of the above criteria we recommend you pay for a private influenza vaccination. This will be an equivalent vaccination given to the at risk groups. These vaccines will cost $25