21 June 2024

Flu vaccine

The annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone aged six months or over and is free for some people under the National Immunisation Program.

These people include:

  • children aged six months to five years
  • adults aged 65 years and over
  • Pregnant women
  • First Nations people aged six months or older
  • people with identified medical risk conditions

Speak to your GP or pharmacist, or find and book a flu vaccine service through healthdirect at Book your flu vaccine

COVID-19 booster

Adults 75 years and over, or people aged 18 to 74 who have a very weak immune system (immunocompromised) are eligible to receive a booster dose every six months. 

Adults (over 18 years) may get a booster dose every 12 months. Children aged between five and 17 who have a very weak immune system are also eligible to receive a booster dose every 12 months.

COVID-19 vaccination is free for everyone living in Australia. The vaccine is available at many GP practices and pharmacies.

Check when you received your last vaccination through My Health Record or Medicare.

Check your eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine using the Department of Health and Aged Care eligibility checker.

COVID-19 Booster Eligibility Checker

To arrange your booster, speak to your GP or visit the healthdirect COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

Healthdirect Service Finder