2021 Flu Season

Flu Vaccines

We have in stock a quantity of Private flu Vaccines for anyone wanting to have the flu shot not meeting the criteria for the fully funded vaccines. Your GP will know when to provide you with vaccination, to ensure you have the best possible protection. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Eligibility for 2021 season influenza vaccines

Influenza vaccines are funded under the National Immunisation Program for the following groups due to their increased risk of complications from influenza:

  • all children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • all adults aged 65 years and older
  • pregnant women
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • individuals aged 6 months and older with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications (for a full list go to NCIRS Influenza Vaccines Fact Sheet).

All other individuals not included in the categories above can purchase the vaccine from their doctor. Private vaccines cost $20 per vaccine.

Timing of vaccination

Optimal protection against influenza occurs within the first three to four months following vaccination. Timing of vaccination should aim to achieve the highest level of protection during peak influenza season. This usually occurs from June to September in most parts of Australia. Vaccinating from April provides protection before the peak season.

The preferred minimum interval between a seasonal influenza vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine is 7 days.