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Is there a new free vaccine for children?

Page last updated 06 May 2019

Yes, in 2018 most states and in the ACT, children under the age of five years are eligible for a free, government-funded vaccine. Ask your doctor for more information about eligibility.

Sources & Citations

  1. NSW Government. Free flu jab for NSW kids under five this winter. 23 January 2018. Available at: (accessed 4 February 2018).
  2. Queensland Government. Queensland Health. Free influenza vaccine for children. Available at: (accessed 4 February 2018).
  3. Government of South Australia, SA Health. Flu vaccine. Available at:  (accessed 20 June 2018).
  4. Minster for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy. Free Flu Vaccinations to Protect Victorian Kids. Available at: (accessed 20 June 2018).
  5. Government of Western Australia. Department of Health. Influenza immunisation program. Available at: (accessed 4 February 2018).
  6. ACT Government. Free flu vaccines for Canberra children this winter. Available at: (accessed 30 April 2018).

SPANZ.IFLU.18.05.0190a Date of preparation May 2018