Where can I get a flu shot?
Most people in Australia get their flu vaccine from either their GP or their pharmacy. In addition, there are a number of workplaces that do arrange for organisations to come in and deliver the flu vaccine to their staff.
Last Reviewed: 14/04/2020
In 2020, all Australians should get a flu vaccine as early as possible, as the COVID-19 pandemic converges on our flu season.
Vaccinations for older people
Older people should be vaccinated against influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles - 3 common but potentially dangerous diseases. Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough boosters are also recommended.
Video: Flu awareness
This year by March there have been 6 times more cases of flu than at the same time last year. So how can you protect yourself and what should you do if you get flu?
When’s the best time to have a flu shot?
When is the best time to get vaccinated against the influenza?
Influenza - the flu
While a cold can make you feel under the weather, it’s not the same as the flu. Having influenza can make you feel miserable and tends to lay you flat for at least a few days, and often for a week or so.