Free Government Funded Flu vaccine - 2018

In Victoria, the influenza vaccine is funded on the Immunisation Schedule for the following groups:

  • All children 6 months to under 5 years * (Please note in the first year of receiving the flu vaccine, this age group requires two doses, one month apart.
  • Adults 65 years of age and over 
  • Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • People with specific medical at risk factors
  • Aboriginals & Torres Strait Islanders aged 6 months to under 5 years and 15 years of age and over

The Influenza vaccine is available at all our Immunisation sessions as per our 2018 Immunisation Program.

The vaccine costs $28 per dose if you do not meet the criteria above.

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Free Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccine is currently recommended for:

  • Any parent whose baby was born after 1 June 2015, up until the baby is 6 months old and have not had a Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccine in the last ten years
  • All pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation to protect the mother and help protect the new baby from whooping cough from birth until their vaccines begin at 6-8 weeks. This is recommended during every pregnancy.
  • All partners of women who are at least 28 weeks pregnant if the partner has not received a Pertussis (whooping cough) booster in the last ten years.

Shingles

A free vaccine is available on the National Immunisation Program for people aged 70 to 79 years. For more information, please click here.

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