Free Flu Vaccinations

Free Flu VaccinationsFREE flu vaccinations are now available at the Shepparton Vaccination Hub, McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds. Walk-ins are available at any time. COVID-19 vaccinations can also be given at the same time, if people are due.


  • Special risk groups are eligible to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
  • Influenza vaccine is free for all infants and children from six months to under five years of age.
  • Influenza vaccine is free for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from six months and older
  • Age-specific, adjuvanted influenza vaccine is available for those aged 65 years and older.

FLU VACCINATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT SHEPPARTON VACCINATION HUB

Location: McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds.

Opening times: Monday and Friday
9am – 5pm.

Children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Walk in or book: Walk-ins available at any time.
COVID-19 vaccinations can also be given at the same time, if people are due.

Eligibility for the free influenza vaccine 

The following people are eligible to receive a free seasonal influenza vaccine:

  • people aged six months to less than five years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged  six months and older
  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • people aged 65 years and older
  • people aged six months and older with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and its complications:
    • 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.

Children under nine years receiving their influenza vaccination for the first time require two doses of vaccine, spaced by a minimum of one month.

Timing of influenza vaccination

Everyone should get an annual influenza vaccine anytime from mid-April onwards to be protected for the peak flu season, which is generally June to September.

However, it’s never too late to be vaccinated as influenza can spread all year round.

Pregnant women should receive the vaccine at any stage during pregnancy.

 

Free Flu Vaccinations  - GV Health

 


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Goulburn Valley Health

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