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Flu Vaccination Program 2021

Flu Vaccinations are now open for 2021.


The University of Tasmania will once again offer free Flu vaccinations to staff, immediate family members of staff living in the same household and all students.

Pharmacy vouchers are available via two providers:

  • SMG Health (Medibank Private)
  • The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Please be mindful that there is a timeline between receiving a flu vaccine and the two COVID vaccines. Further information is available from the  Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation ATAGI v2 March 2021

To book your flu vaccination:

To book your free flu vaccination from a participating pharmacy choose the flu voucher gateway. If this is the first time you have booked a flu vaccination with SMG you will need to register first.

Book here

Instructions on how to book (PDF 272.6 KB)

Open to staff, students and family members (who live in the same household as a member of staff) aged 10 to 64 years.

Please ask your pharmacist for a verification certificate if required. Health facilities may require verification before entering e.g Aged Care Facilities

It is recommended that before you book a flu vaccination that you contact your doctor if you have had a reaction to a previous flu vaccine, allergic to eggs or have any health issues.

Aged 65 and over:

If you are 65 years or over, 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. Further information available for people aged 65 years and over.

You can book a  free flu vaccination through The Pharmacy Guild of Australia to access a local pharmacy for a flu shot.

Book here

Open to staff, students and family members (who live in the same household as a member of staff) aged 10 to 64 years.

Information on how to book The Pharmacy Guild of Australia () PDF 1.5 MB

Please ask your pharmacist for a verification certificate if required. Health facilities may require verification before entering e.g. Aged Care Facilities.

It is recommended that before you book a flu vaccination that you contact your doctor if you have had a reaction t a previous flu vaccine, allergic to eggs or have any health issues.

Aged 65 and over:

If you are 65 years and over, 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. Further information available for people aged 65 years and over.

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.  Further information available for people aged 65 years and over.

Resources to provide further information on Flu Vaccinations:

The 2021 quadrivalent vaccine protects against the four most likely flu strains to circulate in the Southern Hemisphere in 2021:

  • an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Washington/02/2019-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus; and
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 185.4 KB)

Tasmanian Government - Flu information

NSW Government - Flu Information