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Free Flu Shots for all under NSW Government Scheme

The NSW Government has subsidized a free flu jab in order to overcome this year’s influenza season, available to all NSW residents from the 1st of June, 2022.

The month-long program will see free vaccinations at GPs and pharmacies until the 30th June, with flu vaccines made available for those aged 6 months and older.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure said, that this year’s influenza season is expected to be particularly severe, encouraging locals to take care of themselves and their families by getting the jab.

“Whilst the flu-vaccination is normally only subsidized for high-risk groups, this new NSW Government scheme will ensure that all are protected ahead of the flu season,” Mr Coure said.

“COVID-19 winter boosters can also be administered at the same time as a flu shot, so I encourage the community to also receive their booster if they are eligible.”

Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant said, there were 1,140 cases of respiratory illness notified this week, compared with 766 in the previous week and 150 presentations and admissions to hospitals.

“We strongly urge everyone over six months of age to get a flu shot as soon as possible to protect themselves and their loved ones, as the virus is easily spread and potentially deadly,” Dr Chant said.

“This is particularly important for those in high-risk groups, such as the elderly and children aged six months to five years. If you live in an aged or disability care facility, are aged over 65 or are immunocompromised, now is the time to book in.”

Other protective measures individuals can take include staying at home if sick and washing your hands. Find out more about how to protect yourself from the flu by visiting: