Get your flu vaccine dose ahead of winter

Prepare for winter this year and get vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19.

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As winter approaches, Australians are urged to update their vaccinations against respiratory viruses like the flu and COVID-19. This is especially important to protect vulnerable children under 5 years old, pregnant individuals and First Nations communities against the flu.

This year, flu cases have increased, indicating more widespread virus circulation. The flu season typically peaks between June and September, making timely vaccination important.

The flu vaccine is recommended for all Australians over 6 months old. It is available for free for high-risk groups through the National Immunisation Program.

Maintaining hygiene practices like handwashing and staying home when sick is also crucial to prevent the spread of these viruses.

Find out more about getting vaccinated for the flu.