Free Flu shots available now

QUEENSLANDERS can now book in for a free flu vaccination ahead of the 2024 flu season.
All Queensland residents over the age of 6 months are eligible to receive the free vaccine from vaccination providers, including GPs and pharmacies. Bookings are now open.
From January 1 to March 24, there have been more than 7,000 flu cases reported, with 713 admitted to hospital.
The peak season for influenza varies from year to year, but typically starts in May and lasts until around October, with most cases typically recorded in August.
The State Government is backing free flu vaccinations in 2024, as part of a $40 million commitment to ease pressure on hospital emergency departments this flu season.
Queenslanders are encouraged to consider vaccination ahead of the peak season to ensure coverage over the winter months.
This program is an extension of those that ran during the 2022 and 2023 seasons and saw 912,000 Queenslanders take up the offer.
Influenza vaccine uptake dropped significantly in 2023 compared to the year prior, with just a third of Queenslanders being vaccinated against the flu.
The 2024 Free Flu Vaccination Program, concluding on September 30 2024, aims to encourage more Queenslanders to get vaccinated.