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Influenza Vaccines 2022

Vaccine season isn't over!


It's time to get your Flu Vaccine.


"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."


Are you eligible for the free vaccine?

Some states are offering free flu vaccines for all, however this is not yet the case for Victoria.



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.



GREEK FLU VACCINE FACT SHEET

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