Influenza and the Flu Vaccine

Anyone at risk of serious health ­complications from the flu can now get free seasonal flu vaccine from their GP after the government recently extended the free flu vaccine ­program.

An additional 2.2 million Australians are now eligible for the free* ­vaccine, including:

  • Those with chronic health conditions, e.g.
    • Heart disease
    • Lung conditions such as severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD
    • Other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney failure, neurological conditions, low immunity and cancer
  • Pregnant women
  • Indigenous people from 15 – 49 years

Free vaccine will continue to be available to all people aged 65 years and over and indigenous people aged 50 years and over.

For those who are not eligible for a free vaccine we have stock available for purchase.  

The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended to anyone over 6 months of age who wishes to reduce the risk of catching the infection.


If you would like more information on this or other topics, please ring the clinic and make an appointment with your doctor.

Beaconsfield (03) 9796 1445

Belgrave South (03) 9754 7477