Free Flu Vaccine for Queenslanders

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Yesterday, the Queensland Government announced that the influenza vaccine would be free for all Queenslanders between 24th May and 30th June 2022.

This is in response to a higher than usual outbreak of Influenza A in the community, and Queensland Health have confirmed they will subsidise the cost of the vaccine.

  • This vaccine is Available for Queensland residents only.
  • National Immunisation Program continues as usual for those already eligible for a funded vaccine.
    • children aged 6 months to 5 years
      – adults aged 65 and over
      – pregnant women
      – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
      – those with certain medical risk factors.
  • This initiative is not backdated before 24th May.
  • Non-Medicare card holders are eligible for a funded vaccine, but will still need to pay for the GP/RN consultation.

For more information, head to the Queensland Health website here.

Photo courtesy of Queensland Health.