Influenza Vaccination

Influenza is a preventable disease. The national influenza vaccination program is run in Australia each year. Influenza vaccinations are available to all Australian residents. However, some high-risk groups have access to free vaccinations.

2020 influenza vaccination program

The 2020 influenza vaccination program commenced on 1 April. The National Immunisation Program is funding influenza vaccinations for the following groups with increased risk of complications from the flu:

  • All children aged from six months to less than five years (new for 2020)
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and over
  • Pregnant women during any stage of their pregnancy
  • All people aged 65 years and over
  • People aged six months and over who have medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications.

More details on the 2020 flu season vaccine products and virus strains:

Ordering vaccines

Vaccine order forms are available from the Victorian Government’s health.vic website

Resources

Last modified: 7 April, 2020