Who can get a free flu vaccination?
Anyone aged 6 months and older can get vaccinated against the flu.
The following groups of people are eligible to receive a free flu vaccination under the National Immunisation Program:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from six months of age
- children from six months to under five years of age
- people with serious health conditions (including severe asthma, diabetes, cancer, immune disorders, obesity, kidney, heart, lung or liver disease)
- pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
- people aged 65 and over.
This June, all Western Australians will be eligible for a free flu vaccination.
See HealthyWA for more information.
Where can I get a free flu vaccination?
You can receive a free flu vaccination at state-run vaccination clinics and at participating pharmacies and GPs during June.
State-run vaccination clinics are unable to offer a flu vaccine to children under 5 years of age. Children under 5 years can instead access a free flu vaccine under the National Immunisation Program.
How do I book my free flu vaccine?
To get your free flu vaccination, simply walk in to any state-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic or book in at participating pharmacies and GPs.
If you are unsure whether your local pharmacy or GP is offering a free flu vaccine, please contact them directly.
For a list of state-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics, visit: https://rollup.wa.gov.au/locations
Why do I need a flu shot?
You need to get a vaccination annually because flu viruses change every year, so flu vaccines are updated each year to provide protection against the most recent circulating strains.
By getting a flu shot, you are protecting yourself and your loved ones from serious illness.
Although the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, flu and COVID-19 are caused by different viruses, so you should receive both vaccines.
For more information about the flu, visit HealthyWA.