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Frequently Asked Questioins

  • People who should be immunised against the flu?

    The following individuals in WA are eligible to receive Commonwealth-funded vaccine:

    • Pregnant women (any trimester).
    • Persons 65 years of age or older.
    • Aboriginal people aged at least 6 months but less than 5 years; or 15 years or older.
    • Individuals aged 6 months and over with medical conditions that place them at risk for complications of influenza, namely:
    • Cardiac disease.
    • Chronic respiratory conditions.
    • Chronic neurological conditions.
    • Impaired immunity.
    • Diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
    • Renal disease.
    • Haematological disorders.
    • Children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long term aspirin therapy.
    • Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years are eligible to receive State-funded influenza vaccine.

    • Public and private hospital staff who provide direct care to people.
    • Staff in long-term care facilities or nursing homes.
    • People who live with, or care for someone who has a chronic illness or is aged over 65 years.
    • Carers of homeless people.
    • Workers, particularly those in workplaces that provide essential services.
    • People who work with children.
    • People involved in the commercial poultry and pig industry.
    • Workers in other high-risk industries.
    • Anyone visiting parts of the world where flu is circulating, especially if travelling in a group.
    • (Information from health.wa.gov.au and betterhealth.vic.gov.au)