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It is recommended that people aged 65 years and over be vaccinated against pneumococcal and influenza diseases.

All patients  65 years and over can use our free immunisation service for these vaccines.

Pneumococcal vaccine

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 50 years and older
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 15 to 49 years with risk factors

The influenza vaccine is available from from mid April each year. The pneumococcal vaccine is available all year round.

Whooping Cough vaccine

Women in their third trimester of pregnancy and  their partners can receive a free adult whooping cough vaccine through our immunisation clinics.

Shingles vaccine

The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is a free vaccine that has been added to the National Immunisation Program.

Zostavax is available from 1 November 2016 to people aged 70 years (a free single catch-up dose is available for adults aged 71-79 years until 31 October 2021).

Zostavax is available through our immunisation clinics.

(Doctor Consult Fee applies)