INFLUENZA and COVID immunisation

As usual we recommend influenza immunisation for all in the months before winter.

We expect our doses to arrive late March. The government provides free flu vaccine to all people over 65 , young children from 6 months and 5 years and to anyone with a significant medical condition. Aboriginal or Torres Strait islanders can have a free flu vaccine at any age over 6 months. If you don’t fit those criteria it is a modest cost either here or at the chemist.

This year it is OK to have Covid vaccine on the same day as your flu vaccine. A fourth dose is now recommended for people over 65 , 4 months after the third dose. We will try and book both vaccines on the same day if you are eligible.