Vaccines and Immunisations

Vaccinations and immunisations help to protect against serious illness and disease throughout different life stages and various global and domestic challenges.

All vaccinations are available at our clinic, including National Immunisation Program (NIP), Travel vaccinations, non-NIP vaccinations, and COVID-19 vaccines.

We strongly encourage remaining up to date with your vaccinations to best protect against serious illness and disease. If you cannot remember when you last had a vaccination, or if you are unsure if you should have one, speak to the doctors who will advise you accordingly.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccination

In Australia, the flu stands as the most prevalent vaccine-preventable illness.

This highly contagious viral infection can manifest as a mild ailment for some, but it poses a significant risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and even mortality in otherwise healthy individuals. Particularly vulnerable are babies, individuals over the age of 65, those with underlying medical conditions, and pregnant women.

Vaccination stands as a secure and effective measure to shield against the flu. Beyond safeguarding yourself, getting vaccinated contributes to the protection of those who are too ill or too young to receive the vaccine, actively aiding in slowing the spread of the disease.

Crucially, obtaining the flu vaccine annually is paramount. The virus strains responsible for the flu undergo changes each year, prompting corresponding adjustments to the vaccine. The flu vaccination is available from mid-March each year.

Who should get a flu shot? 

  • Vaccination against the flu is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age

Who is eligible for the free flu vaccination?

The Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program provides a free flu vaccine to eligible people, including:

  • People aged 65 and older
  • Pregnant women
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months or over
  • People aged 6 months and older with medical conditions that put them at risk of complications from the flu
  • Children 6 months to less than 5 years old. 

National Immunisation Program (NIP)

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule outlines the vaccinations individuals should receive throughout the course of their life to protect against disease. 

Vaccines listed on the NIP schedule are free, and eligibility for free vaccines is available to eligible Medicare card holders. 

To see what vaccine you or your family should get and when, see the NIP Schedule.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Yes, we administer vaccinations against COVID-19.

The Australian Government is dedicated to offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to all Australian citizens, permanent residents, refugees, asylum seekers, and temporary visa holders. The Community Doctor takes pride in delivering secure and convenient immunization services, wholeheartedly supporting the Australian Government and the public in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved Moderna (Spikevax®) and Pfizer (COMIRNATY®) as COVID-19 booster doses, recommended by ATAGI. To determine your eligibility for a COVID-19 booster dose, please speak with our friendly reception team.

You can find more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine on the Department of Health website

Travel Immunisation

Got the travel bug? Make sure that is all you get. Speak to the doctors before you travel overseas and receive advice and recommendations about vaccination against serious illness and preventable disease that may be prevalent in countries outside of Australia, or that some countries may require proof of vaccination for entry. 

Immunisations against disease for travel include:


Government funded vaccines and vaccinations are free of charge to eligible patients – a consultation is required with a doctor before vaccines can be administered

Private vaccinations (i.e., non-government funded vaccinations) incur a charge for the general consultation with the GP AND patients are required to purchase the vaccine from their pharmacy and bring it to us for administering after consultation with the GP. 

Refer to billing and fees for consultation fees.

Book an appointment

You can book via our website with one of the GP’s. 

We have appointments available for Flu vaccinations, Travel Vaccinations, Child Vaccinations and COVID vaccinations.

Female wearing a protective mask showing that she has been vaccinated against disease and illness by showing the bandaid on her shoulder
Female doctor applying a bandaid to the left arm of a young girl who has just received her vaccination against serious disease and illness