Influenza Immunisation

Get Vaccinated against Influenza!

Flu season is here!  Commonly known as ‘the flu’, influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be serious, debilitating and affect the whole body. Influenza Vaccination is the most important measure we have to prevent influenza and its complications.

This year's Quadrivalent vaccine provides protection from 4 strains of influenza virus (2 strains of Influenza A and 2 strains of Influenza B).

Who can get immunised?

Annual vaccination is recommended for anyone six months of age and older. Those eligible for a free flu shot under the National Immunisation Program include people 65 years and over, pregnant women, those suffering chronic conditions as well as all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People from 6 months of age.

The more people vaccinated, the less likely that the flu will spread in the community.

Some facts about the flu!

  • Influenza is a potentially fatal disease that is estimated to cause more deaths than accidents on roads
  • Between 5% and 20% of the Australian population may be infected with influenza each year
  • Vaccination is the single most effective way of protecting yourself against influenza infection
  • Hand washing, covering your cough or sneeze as well as practising personal hygiene, such as trying not to touch your mouth or nose are also important preventative measures
  • Follow these healthy habits to avoid influenza