Flu Vaccination 

With flu season here and COVID-19 still a risk, it is more important than ever to have your influenza (flu) shot. The flu shot protects you against the strains of flu that are most active each year. Make sure you and your family stay healthy this flu season and get your free flu shot today.

Flu FAQs

Who should get the flu vaccine

Vaccination experts recommend flu vaccination for all people aged 6 months and over.

Who is eligible for the flu vaccine

Under the National Immunisation Program, free flu vaccines are provided to the following groups who are at higher risk of complications from flu:

  • children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • people aged 6 months and over with certain medical conditions that increase their chance of severe influenza and its complications
  • pregnant women (at any stage during pregnancy)
  • people aged 65 years and over.

Can I get the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?

The recommended time to wait between the flu shot and a dose of COVID-19 vaccine is at least 14 days. You can get either of the vaccines first, whichever is available to you. 

Is the flu shot free

Yes. The flu shot is available free for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the age of 6 months old.

Why should I get a flu shot

The flu shot is your best protection from getting sick with the flu. It helps you build immunity to strains of the virus that will be most active this flu season. Vaccination also helps to prevent more serious sickness if you catch the flu and helps prevent the spread to others in your family and community.

When is the best time to get a flu shot

The best time to get the flu shot is mid-April when the updated flu shots become available each year. Getting the flu shot early will help to protect you until your next annual flu shot. Ask for your free flu shot during an appointment or call and schedule a time for you and your family to visit your local AMS or GP.

Where can I get the flu shot

You can get the flu shot from any of the PAMS clinic locations. You can also bring your family along for their flu shots too. Contact your local PAMS clinic to make a booking.