What is the difference between a private flu vaccination and a Government-funded flu vaccination?
At-risk or vulnerable patients are eligible for a free Government-funded flu vaccination each year, however all other patients will be required to pay a small fee of $20 each for their private flu vaccination.
The following people are currently eligible for a free Government-funded flu vaccine:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
- Children aged 6 months to under 5 years
- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
- People aged 65 years or over
- People aged 6 months or over who have medical conditions that mean they have a higher risk of getting serious disease:
- cardiac disease
- chronic respiratory conditions
- chronic neurological conditions
- immunocompromising conditions
- diabetes and other metabolic disorders
- renal disease
- haematological disorders
- children aged six months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy
If you are unsure if you are eligible for a Government-funded vaccination, please book an appointment with your regular doctor to discuss.