(via Seniorsonline.vic.gov.au)
Seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended annually for everyone from 6 months of age. It is free for all people who are at high risk of complications from flu.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton, advises that the influenza vaccine is available from GPs and other health care providers and is free for:

  • children from 6 months to under 5 years of age
  • anyone from 65 years of age
  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from 6 months of age
  • people from 6 months of age with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart, lung and kidney disease, chronic neurological conditions, impaired immunity and haematological disorders.

Woman getting an injection from a female doctor