Flu vaccines are available from various recognised immunisation providers and are free to vulnerable people in the community under the National Immunisation Program.
- pregnant women
- people aged 65 or over
- people aged 6 months or over with medical conditions that pose a higher risk of getting serious disease
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 6 months to 5 years, and over 15 years
If you are not eligible for free vaccine the cost varies depending on the type of vaccine, the formula and where you buy it - usually between $10 - $25 (less for Commonwealth concession card holders). Remember: only medications over the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, threshold of $40.30 are claimable on your health insurance.
Don’t leave it too late - anyone who wants to protect themselves against the flu can talk to their GP about getting immunised.