Free childhood flu vaccine

Flu (influenza) is dangerous.

In Australia, severe flu infections are the leading cause of hospitalisation for kids under five.

In Queensland, the influenza (flu) season occurs annually, typically between May and October.

Influenza can lead to serious complications and in severe cases, even death, particularly in high risk groups such as young children.

Clinical studies have shown that the influenza vaccination is a safe and effective method to protect against the severe consequences of infection.

Vaccines are carefully tested to ensure that they are safe.

Annual vaccination is the best possible protection from the flu because the virus can change every year.

Vaccination is safe and free for Queensland children from six months to less than five years of age.

Learn more about childhood flu  at Queensland Health and book an appointment with your GP today.

Published — 14 May 2019 Last updated — 14 May 2019

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