Flu vaccine

Flu vaccine appointments can be booked with our nurse. If you are coming to see your doctor for any reason they will be able to give you the flu vaccine at the same appointment. The peak of flu season is usually about late June, so it’s a good time to get vaccinated now.

Please note, if you have had a COVID vaccine or are having one soon, there will need to be at least 7 days between the two vaccinations. See our other post for more information about COVID vaccines. Flu vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccines.

The National Immunisation Program supplies influenza vaccine for the patients listed below*. We also have some flu vaccine to purchase if you are not eligible under those criteria.

Our online booking system is open to allow you to book for a quick flu vaccine only consultation. This will send you a link with some further information and a consent form. Please choose a flu vaccine appointment for this (child, 5-64 Govt, 5-64 private, 65+). If you can’t find an appointment please call.

Eligibility for free influenza vaccine (NSW Health)

Free seasonal influenza vaccine is funded for the following groups at higher risk of complications from influenza: 

  • pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
  • people aged 65 years and over (vaccine that is specifically designed to produce a higher immune response is available for this group).
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age (including Aboriginal and medically at risk)
  • all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, namely:
    • cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure
    • chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma
    • other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies
    • chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders
    • impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use
    • children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy

Further reading

NSW Health – Influenza vaccine FAQs

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance –Influenza vaccines for Australians