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Flu vaccinations at Knox

Flu vaccines are given each year to protect against the most common strains of influenza. Eligible people may receive the flu vaccine for free.

Free flu vaccine

The free government-funded flu vaccination program runs from April to December each year. 

Eligibility

People may receive the free flu vaccine if they are:

  • children from 6 months old up to 4 years 11 months
  • seniors aged 65 years or older
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • pregnant women
  • people (at least 6 months old) with medical conditions that may increase the risk of flu complications, such as:
    • severe asthma (with frequent hospital visits)
    • lung, heart or kidney disease
    • low immunity
    • diabetes
    • chronic neurological conditions
    • blood disorders

You may need to provide evidence to get the free flu vaccine.

Book a flu vaccination

Any Knox resident can book a flu vaccination.

The State Government is offering free flu vaccines for all Victorians  until 10 July 2022. Everyone aged 6 months and over is eligible. The Better Health Channel has more information about flu vaccines in Victoria.

Council flu vaccinations are not free unless you meet the eligibility criteria.

Book a Council flu vaccination

Flu vaccination price

The flu vaccine costs $31 per dose.

Eligible people may receive the vaccine for free.

Flu vaccinations in the workplace

Our Immunisation Services Team can visit your workplace to offer flu vaccines to reduce illness and absenteeism.

We also provide other specific vaccines such as:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Whooping Cough
  • Tetanus

Please contact us at health.services@knox.vic.gov.au for more information.

Important information

  • Children under 9 receiving the flu vaccine for the first time need 2 doses, at least 4 weeks apart.
  • Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised that you can have the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine on the same day.

We encourage you to provide feedback on our immunisation service.

Need help?

Email health.services@knox.vic.gov.au and we will get back to you.

Or call our Health Services team on 9298 8000.

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