Getting the flu vaccine will help protect you and your family this winter. There are 2 free flu vaccination programs available for residents.
For the month of June, the Victorian Government is providing free flu vaccinations to all Victorians at selected GPs and pharmacies. Everyone aged 6 months and over is eligible. Further information is available on the Department of Health website.
Each year, Council delivers the government-funded free flu vaccine program to eligible people between April and December. In 2021, we provided 1,204 free flu vaccines. The majority of participants were young children.
People eligible for the free flu vaccine program at Council are:
- children from 6 months old up to 4 years and 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 (e.g. severe asthma, low immunity).
You may need to provide evidence to receive the free flu vaccination at Council. Our Health Services team will advise you of this before your appointment.
If you meet the above eligibility criteria, bookings can be made for Council’s flu vaccinations via our webpage.
The latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is that the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine can be taken on the same day.