Get vaccinated for influenza this season

27 April 2020

Western Australians are encouraged to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) this year to protect themselves and others in the community.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get immunised for influenza, as getting influenza and COVID-19 at the same time can make people very ill.

Seasonal influenza is a common, highly-contagious and potentially serious viral respiratory illness. Annual vaccination is the most effective means to prevent influenza.

Children, pregnant women, seniors and Aboriginal people are among those most at risk of serious complications from influenza ­and are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against influenza.

In an Australian first, a short-term 'drive through' influenza clinic is being established for people aged 65 and over, which will be held in the Perth metropolitan area late May.

Free influenza vaccination has also been extended to WA primary-school aged children.

Read more about influenza, the influenza vaccine and how to protect yourself from viruses.