Am I eligible for a free flu vaccine?

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Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus.

Vaccination is our best defense against the flu. Recent evidence shows that flu immunisation may wane after 3 to 4 months. In Western Australia the peak flu season is usually August so people are advised to get the flu vaccine from June to September to ensure they are protected throughout the peak flu season.

Everyone is encouraged to get the flu vaccine, but it is strongly recommended that the following groups are immunised because they are at higher risk of serious complications from flu. The Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program allows the following groups to receive a free flu vaccine:

  • Pregnant women during anytime in their pregnancy
  • Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • People 65 years and older
  • Aboriginal individuals of all ages
  • People 6 months and older with medical conditions that put them at risk of severe flu, including:
    • Heart disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Chronic illnesses that required regular medical attention or hospitalisation in the previous year
    • Chronic neurological conditions
    • Impaired immunity
    • Children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long-term aspirin therapy

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