• Get a flu shot
  • Sneeze into your elbow
  • Clean your hands
  • Stay at home if sick

Get a flu shot now

An annual flu shot is your best protection against influenza. Please refer to influenza vaccines for further information.

Flu shots are free for:

  • pregnant women
  • children under 5 years old
  • Aboriginal people
  • medically at risk groups.

Speak to your GP and get a flu shot now.

Flu fact: You can’t catch influenza from the flu shot.

Further information and resources are available to help protect yourself and your community

Free flu shots for children aged 6 months to under 5 years

From April 2018 all NSW children aged from six months to under five years of age will be offered free influenza shots.

About influenza

Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It is more serious than a common cold. Last year more than 650 people died in NSW from influenza related complications.

This year’s influenza vaccines have been updated to provide the best possible protection. By getting a flu shot you’re protecting yourself and the community from serious illness.

Learn more with the flu fact sheet and flu FAQs

Page Updated: Monday 11 March 2019
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