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Is the flu vaccine free?

Page last updated 09 April 2020

Influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone > 6 months old.

It is currently free for the following groups of people due to their increased risk of complications from influenza:

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • All adults ³65 years of age
  • All children ³6 months to <5 years of age
  • All people ³6 months of age with certain medical conditions (e.g. severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes) – speak to your doctor if you are unsure if you are eligible
  • Pregnant women (at any stage during their pregnancy).

Sources & Citations

4. Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). Statement on administration of seasonal influenza vaccines in 2020. Available at: (accessed 11 March 2020).

SPANZ.IFLU.18.04.0165a(3)a - Date of preparation March 2020