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Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations

Everyone should get an annual influenza vaccine any time from mid-April onwards to be protected during the peak flu season, which is generally June to September.

However, it’s never too late to be vaccinated as influenza can spread all year round.

Pregnant women should receive the vaccine at any stage during pregnancy.

The influenza (flu) vaccine is free for individuals who fall into any of the below groups:

  • People aged 65+
  • Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (aged 5+)
  • People with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza (aged 5+), as outlined in the medical conditions table below. 


Medical Conditions

Cardiac disease Cyanotic congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease
Chronic respiratory conditions Severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic emphysema
Chronic neurological conditions Hereditary and degenerative CNS diseases, seizure disorders, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders
Immunocompromising conditions Immunocompromised due to disease or treatment, asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection
Diabetes and other metabolic disorders Type 1 or 2 diabetes, chronic metabolic disorders
Renal disease Chronic renal failure
Haematological disorders Haemoglobinopathies
Long-term aspirin therapy in children aged 5 to 10 years These children are at increased risk of Reye syndrome following influenza infection

Note: See the Australian Immunisation Handbook for advice on people who are strongly recommended to receive annual influenza vaccination but not eligible for NIP‑funded influenza vaccines.


Vaccination Clinics

Frankston Community Vaccination Hub – Bayside Centre 

You can receive your influenza (flu) vaccine from the Frankston Community Vaccination Hub, located at the Bayside Centre.

Frankston Community Vaccination Hub - Bayside Centre Map

Level 1, Balmoral Building, Shannon Mall, Bayside Shopping Centre

Opening hours

Monday – Wednesday: 9.30am-5pm
Thursday – Friday: 11.30am-7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9.30am-5pm

Free parking is available for people getting vaccinated. Our staff will give you an exit pass to use as you leave. Please park in one of the Bayside Centre car parks. The closest parking is the undercover car park which can be accessed via Olsen Street St (off Beach St) or Balmoral St (off Young St).

For more information, see the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) clinical recommendations on influenza vaccination: