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Get your free flu vaccine to keep you safe this winter

Vaccines are your best protection

Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that infects the upper airways and lungs and can be life-threatening.

Natural immunity is not enough to combat the flu. In many people, it can be a mild illness, but it can also make you really sick, especially if you are in one of the vulnerable cohorts.

Don’t let the flu put you out of action for days or weeks at a time.

Getting vaccinated is the best protection against the flu and reduces the severity of your illness if you do catch it.

Speak to your local GP, Aboriginal Medical Service or participating pharmacy about booking your flu vaccination today.


Flu is the most common vaccine-preventable disease in Australia. You can get your free flu vaccine from a health professional near you, including:

  • GPs
  • local council clinics
  • community health clinics
  • Aboriginal Medical Services
  • school-based vaccination programs
  • some workplaces
  • some hospitals
  • travel medicine clinics
  • aged care facilities
  • some pharmacies.

Find a vaccination provider near you:

FREE for all Queenslanders before 30 September 2024

If you’ve already paid for your flu vaccine, Queensland Health will reimburse you. 

Visit Vaccination Matters for more information. 


The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and over, but some people are more at risk, including:  

  • Children aged six months to 5 years
  • People aged 65 and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with chronic medical conditions
  • People with a disability.

Staying flu-free - The Basics


For more information

Queensland Health The flu (influenza)