Media Release from The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health
Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season.
I urge all Australians to consider getting a flu shot this year. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for any person six months of age and older, with vaccines also available on the private market.
It’s important to get the flu shot every year, as the virus changes year to year.
Flu shots are available now at general practices and other vaccination providers. They’re also available for purchase at many pharmacies.
The flu shot this year will cover two A strains of influenza (Michigan and Hong Kong) and two B strains of influenza (Brisbane and Phuket).