Eligibility for 2021 season influenza vaccines

Influenza vaccines are funded under the National Immunisation Program for the following groups due to their increased risk of complications from influenza:

  • all children from 6 months to
  • less than 5 years of age
  • all adults aged 65 years and older
  • pregnant women
  • all Aboriginal and Torres
  • Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • individuals aged 6 months and older with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease
  • complications (for a full list go to NCIRS Influenza Vaccines Fact Sheet).
  • All other individuals not included in the categories above can purchase the vaccine from their doctor.

Clarendon Medical Centre charges $15 per injection for people who do not meet the criteria and subject to the Doctor’s recommendation.