Stop the flu – get your shot
15th May 2019
The flu vaccine is your best shot at stopping the flu.
The 2019 National Immunisation Program seasonal influenza vaccines are now available. Annual vaccination is recommended for anyone aged six months and over who wants to reduce the risk of influenza and its complications.
Influenza vaccines are funded on the National Immunisation Program in 2019 for the following groups due to their increased risk of complications from influenza:
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
- pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
- all people aged 65 years and over
- people aged six months and over with certain medical conditions which increase their risk of complications from influenza.
Children six months to five years can also receive the influenza vaccination for free under a NSW Government-funded program.
Getting the vaccine now will provide protection before the peak influenza period, from around June to September in most parts of Australia. Influenza vaccines are available from GPs, community health clinics, Aboriginal Medical Services or other immunisation providers.
Find out more about 2019 seasonal influenza vaccines:
- The flu vaccine – factsheet for consumers
- The flu vaccine – factsheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people