Date published: 
6 April 2018
Intended audience: 
General public
Flu vaccination. Your best shot at stopping the flu.

NOTE: This information has been superseded by more up-to-date information regarding seasonal influenza vaccines.

Vaccination against flu is the best way to protect you and your children from flu and any associated illness.

To protect yourself from the flu, you should get vaccinated every year. The flu virus is always changing so the flu vaccine changes too.

Seasonal influenza vaccines are available to eligible people for free from mid-April 2018 under the National Immunisation Program. This includes two new vaccines to provide better protection for people aged 65 years and over.

You can get your flu vaccine from your local doctor, community health clinic, Aboriginal Medical Service or other vaccination providers in your state or territory.

Talk to your vaccination provider to arrange your flu shot.