Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations

FLU CLINICS for 2024 have commenced. Use the AMS Connect app or click on the button at the top of this page to book for a flu vaccination (the majority of appointments will be under ‘Weekend Carson Suite Flu Clinics’).

The Department of Health 2024 flu season advice is below.

Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over, but only the categories below are eligible for free influenza vaccines under the National Immunisation Program (NIP):

  • ages 6 months to less than 5 years
  • ages 65 years and above
  • pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and above
  • people who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications (cardiac disease, chronic respiratory conditions, chronic neurological conditions, immunocompromising conditions, diabetes and other metabolic disorders, renal disease, haematological disorders, and children aged 6 months to 10 years taking long-term aspirin therapy).

Flu Clinic consultations (which do not address anything other than the flu vaccine) will be billed to Medicare.  If you have your flu vaccine as part of a normal consultation with your regular doctor, normal consultation fees will apply. If you are not eligible for for a free Government flu vaccine, the vaccine will cost $20.

If you are eligible for a Free Government flu vaccine, and attend a Flu Clinic*, there is no cost to you.