Influenza is serious – get your flu vaccination now

Influenza is already in our community and we are expecting to see higher case numbers than the previous two years.

The best way to protect you and your family this winter is to get the flu vaccine. Flu strains change each year and so does the vaccine. That’s why you need to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccine helps protect the people most vulnerable to severe disease - like young children, older people and anyone with underlying medical conditions.

Don’t wait - the best time to get the flu vaccine is now.

The influenza vaccine is FREE* for: 

  • children aged 6 months to under 5 years
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 6 months and older
  • anyone pregnant
  • people 65 years of age and older
  • people aged 6 months and older who have some medical conditions
  • people aged 5 years and older with a disability, their carers and concession card holders can receive a free flu vaccination at the Access and Sensory vaccination clinic in Weston Creek – bookings available by calling 02 5124 3999.

It’s safe to get flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time.

Get your flu vaccination from:

  • your family doctor
  • Early Childhood Immunisation Clinics at ACT Government Community Health Centres (children aged 6 months to under 5 years)
  • pharmacies that provide flu vaccines (for people aged 5 years and older).

You can also help fight the spread of illness this winter by:

  • Staying home if you’re sick
  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Wearing a face mask 

Talk to your doctor or visit health.act.gov.au/flu

*You may be charged an administration fee.

Page last updated on: 11 Jul 2022