Who is eligible for a free flu shot?
The flu vaccine does have a cost, but it is free under the National Immunisation Program for several groups of people.
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.
Adequate vaccination is just as important for adults as it is for children. Find out about the diseases you should consider being vaccinated against.
Immunising your child
Being immunised protects your child against catching contagious conditions. Vaccinations give your child immunity and protect them from suffering from the effects of that disease.
Who should have the flu vaccination?
Who should have a flu vaccination in 2020?
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.