No, it is never too late to receive a flu vaccination. In recent years, the peak flu season has been between June and August. Although more prevalent in winter, you can catch the flu all year round. Australian guidelines recommend that everyone over 6 months of age should receive the flu vaccination annually to protect themselves, but also to prevent passing on the flu to high-risk groups, including those over 65 and people with respiratory conditions such as asthma.

After two years of social distancing measures and reduced travel, 2022 is shaping up to be a high flu season. In addition, SARS-CoV-2 infections continue to affect our community. That makes it even more important to get the flu vaccine, as it can reduce the chance of being infected simultaneously with the flu and COVID-19.

It is recommended you have a flu vaccination each year to protect you from new strains of the influenza virus.

Yes – you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine and your flu vaccine on the same day. Simply book our combined COVID-19 and flu vaccination appointment type.

The COVID-19 vaccine will only help protect you against COVID-19. Although COVID-19 and influenza are both viral infections, they are not the same. The COVID-19 vaccine does not prevent the flu, and the flu vaccination will not prevent you from getting COVID-19.

To book a vaccination at one of our stores, please ensure you access our online booking tool via our website. You can also speak to one of our friendly pharmacy team members in store.

For more information about how to stay safe online, visit the Stay Smart Online Website and SCAMWATCH.

For further reading visit our pharmacist services, or find your nearest store.