Who is eligible for free flu vaccine?

In addition to the elderly, some younger people who are categorised as high-risk are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

These high-risk groups include pregnant women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged six months to less than five or aged 15 years or older; children aged six months to 10 years on long-term aspirin therapy; and people aged six months or older with chronic conditions predisposing them to complications from severe influenza.1

According to the