Further Information

The Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program (NIP) provides a free flu vaccine to eligible people through their General Practitioner (GP), including:

  • People aged 65 and older
  • Pregnant women
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months or over
  • People with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of severe flu.
  • Children 6 months to less than 5 years old.

If you are in one of these groups, it is recommended that you speak with your General Practitioner (GP) about a flu vaccination.

Children > 5 years and < 10 years:

For children aged 5 years and less than 10 years, it is recommended that you speak with your General Practitioner (GP) about a flu vaccination for this age group.

Aged 65 and over:

If you are ≥ 65 years, it is recommended that you receive the recommended Trivalent Influenza vaccine (TIV). This vaccine can only be provided by your GP and is not available in the University Flu Program.

Tasmanian Government - Flu information

NSW Government - Flu Information