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Flu Vaccination Frequent Asked Questions

Flu Vaccine – Frequent Asked Questions

Flu Vaccination Frequent Asked Questions

Corporate Care is passionate about protecting everyone's health by minimising the spread of disease. Our Flu Vaccine FAQ aims to provide the public with important information and increase flu awareness.

Here's to a better understanding of flu vaccinations:


  • Why is it recommended to get a flu vaccine? 

Annual flu shots reduce your likelihood of catching the seasonal flu and the severity of flu symptoms if you get infected.


  • Who are the ideal candidates for a yearly flu vaccination?

People aged 6 months and up and anyone who wishes to lessen their chances of getting sick with the flu and minimise the risk of spreading the disease to others.


  • Am I eligible for a free flu vaccine?

More and more companies are offering free shots to their employees during annual flu vaccinations or wellness programs. The seasonal flu vaccine is also given for free and strongly recommended to high-risk groups as part of Australia's National Immunisation Program.


  • Why are Aboriginal children given the flu shot for free?

Since 2015, the flu vaccine has been free for Aboriginal children aged 6 months to 5 years old. They are at greater risk of serious illness and complications and are more likely to die from the flu than non-indigenous children.


  • What can I do if I'm not eligible for the free flu vaccine?

You can visit your local GP or chemist to get your flu shot. You can also get flu vouchers from us and book your influenza appointment at any of our vaccination partners.

  • Can I get the COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine at the same time?

Yes, Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.

  • Where can I get my flu shot?

You can get your flu shot at your local GP. Low-cost flu shots are also provided by local council clinics and chemists such as Terry White and Priceline. Many businesses in Australia and New Zealand organise workplace flu vaccination programs in April and May.


  • How much does a seasonal flu vaccine typically cost?

You can expect to pay anywhere between $14 to $35 for a flu vaccine. Contact your local pharmacy, doctor, or council clinic for more information. It is also a common practice in Australia and New Zealand for Companies to organise corporate flu vaccinations for their entire workforce.


  • When is the best time to get vaccinated?

A timely vaccination would be right before the flu season, which begins during Autumn's transition months (March/April/May).


  • How often do I need to get the flu shot?

You should get vaccinated yearly to protect against the different kinds and most recent flu strains. Even if it's found that the main flu strains haven't changed for the current year, getting the flu shot is still recommended to protect yourself and those around you.


  • How effective is the vaccine against the flu?

In general, the effectiveness of flu shot varies between 30-60%. This implies that, on average, someone getting the flu jab is 30-60% less likely to develop influenza than someone not getting the injection against the flu.


  • Is the flu vaccine safe?

Like vaccine effectiveness, it's a fact that no vaccine is 100% safe. Flu vaccines are inactive (killed) viruses that cannot possibly give you the flu.

Flu-like symptoms may show up to 48 hours after receiving a flu shot but tend to be mild. For people with allergies or who have concerns about flu vaccine side effects, it's advisable to discuss the matter with their trusted doctor or immunisation provider. Immunisation Nurses have the proper training to screen for allergic reactions before vaccine administration and also deal with any Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI)


  • Is it safe to get the flu shot if I'm pregnant?

Yes. A flu jab is recommended across all stages of pregnancy without putting pregnant women or their babies at risk. The safety of the seasonal flu vaccine is less concerning than getting sick along the way.


  • Does the flu vaccine have potential side effects?

Same when taking any medication, some people may have unexpected reactions to the flu vaccine.

Common side effects of the seasonal flu shot include:

- headache or muscle aches

- low-grade temperature

- tiredness or drowsiness

- feeling unwell in general


The following may develop at the injection site:

- a temporary small lump

- pain, redness and swelling


Severe allergic reactions are infrequent and bound to occur within 15 minutes of vaccination. Vaccine providers will typically advise you to stay put during this time, inform you of potential side effects, and what to do should you react.


  • What to do if I experience any side effects?

Side effects, if at all experienced, are minor and short-lived. Mild reactions show within 6-12 hours and usually resolve independently without needing treatment.

Infants and children who develop a fever above 38.5 degrees Celsius can be given paracetamol if not contraindicated (please seek medical advice). If high temperatures persist, call your doctor or seek medical assistance.

When unsure or greatly concerned about post-vaccination symptoms you or your child may be experiencing, call:

-Healthdirect Australia for 24-hour health information advice on 1800 022 222

-Your doctor for advice or seek immediate medical attention

-An ambulance by phoning 000 or go directly to your closest Emergency Department


  • What to do if I experience an unexpected reaction?

Report any adverse event you or your child may experience after getting the flu vaccine to:

ACT: ACT Health Department - 026205 2300

NSW: Connect to your local Public Health Unit by calling 1300 066 055

NT: NT Department of Health - 08 8922 8044

QLD: Queensland Health - 07 3328 9888 or complete an AEFI initial report at the Queensland Government - Immunisation website

SA: Immunisation Section, SA Department of Health - 1300 232 272

TAS: Direct to TGA - 1800 044 114

VIC: SAEFVIC - 03 9345 4143

WA: WAVSSS central reporting service - 08 9321 1312


  • Should I get a flu jab if I previously experienced an immediate allergic reaction?

No. Anyone who's suffered severe and immediate allergic reactions to the flu vaccine should not get vaccinated again. If unsure, discuss first with your doctor or immunisation provider.




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