Influenza

Influenza

Vaccinating against the flu protects and saves lives. The flu vaccine is free to eligible groups from April, including:

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and over
  • Pregnant women during any stage of pregnancy
  • All people aged 65 years and over
  • People aged six months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications.

To learn more about who should get vaccinated, click here. For further advice and information, speak to your doctor or pharmacist; click here to read more on the BetterHealth Channel or here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Flu and COVID

The combination of Influenza and COVID-19 could be life threatening, especially for vulnerable people. Vaccination against both is critical for people to not only protect themselves, but to reduce the risk of spread to others. From 2022, the flu vaccine can be given on the same day as a COVID vaccine.

If you develop cold or flu-like symptoms, the best advice is to stay home and test for COVID-19. For local COVID testing and vaccination clinics, click here. To help monitor Influenza and COVID in your community, you can also join FluTracker.

For health professionals

This winter, Murray PHN is preparing for increased demand on health systems by focusing on service integration and ensuring measures are in place for medically and socially vulnerable groups. Immunisation providers needing assistance can email: covax@murrayphn.org.au General practices can also contact their local Quality Improvement Consultant at GPsupport@murrayphn.org.au

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Page last updated 19 April 2022.