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.