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Do I need to vaccinate my whole family to be protected?

Page last updated 06 May 2019

No, you don’t have to protect your whole family to be protected. However, the Australian Immunisation Handbook recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months should receive the flu vaccine every year to protect themselves and everyone around them from the serious complications caused by influenza.

Sources & Citations

Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. Influenza. Available at: (accessed 16 April 2018).