Stay well this winter- Free flu shots available

To help Victorians stay well this winter, the Victorian Government is providing free flu vaccinations for everyone aged six months and over.

Free flu shots will be offered between 1 June and 30 June to boost vaccination coverage as much as possible with more than 3,000 GP clinics and pharmacies across the state invited to offer the free flu vaccinations.

At Council, we offer free influenza vaccinations for children between 6 months of age and up until age 5 at our community immunisation sessions.

We can also offer vaccinations for those over the age of 65 years, and those between 5 and 64 years of age with an underlying medical condition.

Those eligible include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy) and medical conditions that put the individual at risk of severe influenza and its complications.

If you are not eligible, Council will provide the flu vaccine at the cost of $36. Alternatively you can explore free flu shots at your local GP or clinic.

Along with getting a flu shot, keeping up to date with COVID vaccinations will help you to stay well this winter.

You can have your flu vaccination and COVID vaccination at the same time. If you are currently sick with the flu or COVID, wait until you feel better to have your flu vaccination. 

Anyone with cold and flu symptoms should get tested for COVID and remain at home until their symptoms have resolved. To protect others, you should stay at home if you are unwell even if you do not have COVID.

Learn more about the immunisations we provide at Council

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