Government Funded Flu Vaccines

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Eligible groups for free government supplied seasonal influenza vaccine:

-people aged 65 years and older
pregnant women, at any time during their pregnancy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months to under five years and 15 years and older
-any person over six months of age with a condition predisposing them to severe influenza illness requiring regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation, including children aged six months to 10 years undergoing long-term aspirin therapy

people with:

cardiac disease
chronic respiratory conditions
immunocompromising conditions
diabetes and other metabolic disorders
chronic neurological conditions
renal disease
haematological disorders
Down syndrome and fall under one of the above categories
obesity defined as a body mass index (BMI) = 40 kg/m2 and fall under one of the above categories
chronic liver disease and fall under one of the above categories
residents of aged care facilities and long-term residential care facilities and fall under one of the above categories.

Visit http://www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation/seasonal-influenza-vaccine.htm for more information about our Flu Vaccines