Get your free flu vaccination in WA

Western Australians can get a free flu vaccine in June

WA has done a fantastic job throughout the pandemic and now we’re in winter, everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated for influenza (flu) and stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

WA is facing a potentially severe flu season following two years of border closures and this initiative has been developed as an extra incentive for the WA community to protect themselves and others against the flu.

Free flu vaccines are available for a limited time only during the month of June, so don’t miss out.

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.

More information

For more information about the flu, visit HealthyWA.

Book online or call 13 COVID to book your COVID-19 vaccination