Free Government Funded Flu vaccine - 2019

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

  • All children aged 6 months to less than 5 years 
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from 6 months
  • All adults aged 65 years and over 
  • All people aged 6 months and over who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; for example, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes.
  • Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy).

The above vaccines are now available at all our Immunisation sessions.

The Influenza vaccine is available at all our Immunisation sessions as per our 2019 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 20 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 20 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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