Funded Influenza Immunisation Schedule

Funded Influenza Immunisation Schedule

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Routine co-administration of a COVID-19 vaccine on the same day as any other vaccine is not recommended.  There should be a minimum interval of 7 days between administration of a COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccine.

Free influenza vaccine is available for the following groups

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and older
  • All children aged six months to less than five years of age
  • Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
  • People medically at risk aged six months and older (see table below)
  • All adults aged 65 years and older

2021 Influenza Vaccines

Age Group Fluarix Tetra
Vaxigrip Tetra
Afluria Quad
Fluad Quad
6 months to less than 5 yearsYES nonono
  • Vaccines are not recommended for infants less than six months of age.
  • Children aged six months to less than nine years receiving the influenza vaccine for the first time require two doses at leave four weeks apart.
5 years to less than 65 yearsnoYESYESno
65 years and oldernononoYES

Medical Risk Factors

Cardiac Disease Chronic Respiratory Conditions Chronic Neurological Conditions Other at Risk Conditions
  • Cyanotic congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chronic emphysema
  • Severe asthma
  • Suppurative lung disease
  • Hereditary and degenerative central nervous system diseases (including multiple sclerosis)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Seizure disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Immunocompromised due to disease or treatment (e.g. malignancy, transplantation and/or chronic steroid use)
  • Functional or anatomical asplenia
  • HIV infection
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic metabolic disorders
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • Long-term aspirin therapy in children aged six month to ten years


it is mandatory that all vaccination providers report all administered influenza vaccinations to the Australian Immunisation Register.

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This resource has been developed by the Department of Health (DoH), Public Health Services – Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit.

Updated July 2021