Free flu vaccine for Kids

NSW children aged from six months to under five years of age will be offered free influenza shots. Parents can access the free flu shot from their usual immunisation provider: their GP, Aboriginal Medical Service, community health centre or some local councils. (https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/kids-flu-shot.aspx)

If you belong to any of the categories below, you are also eligible to receive a free flu shot each year, anywhere in Australia.

Anyone 6 months and over with certain medical risk factors:

  • heart disease
  • severe asthma (requiring frequent medical consultations or use of multiple medications)
  • chronic lung conditions
  • diseases of the nervous system which affect your breathing
  • impaired immunity
  • diabetes
  • kidney disease
  • haemoglobinopathies
  • children aged six months to 10 years on long-term aspirin therapy

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6 months and over

Adults 65 years and over

Pregnant women in any trimester during each pregnancy

(https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule#flu-influenza-vaccines)