The 2023 UQ flu vaccination program is closed now.

Influenza (flu) is a very serious and highly contagious illness. Yearly flu vaccination is recommended for anyone who wants to reduce their risk of getting the flu. The flu vaccine is one of several vaccinations recommended for all staff.

Further information is available in the FAQs

Each year, UQ provides free flu vaccinations for:

  • UQ staff, including casual and fixed-term staff
  • HDR students.

The flu vaccine is updated each year to protect against the flu strains most likely to circulate in the Southern Hemisphere.

Program details

The program will commence on 2 May 2023 and will be available at the following UQ locations:

  • St Lucia campus - UQ Centre   
  • Gatton campus - UQ Health Care   
  • Herston campus - Mayne Medical School and UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR)    
  • Woolloongabba - Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) and Translational Research Institute    
  • Indooroopilly - Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)   
  • Long Pocket - Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)    
  • Mater Hospital - Whitty Building, South Brisbane   
  • Brisbane CBD - Customs House   
  • Toowong - UQ Building, 74 High Street

How to book

If you have a Medicare card, you will need the details when you book.

You can check your Medicare details on the MyGov website. If you don't have a Medicare card, you can still book, providing you have an Individual Health Identifier number (IHI). Additional information on getting an IHI is available on the Services Australia website.

Book your appointment

 If you're 65 or over, you can see your doctor or make a bulk-billed appointment at UQ Health Care St Lucia to discuss the free age-specific vaccine, which provides increased protection against flu. If you're under 18, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the vaccination.

Do I have to wait between getting the influenza (flu) and COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines can be administered on the same day as a flu vaccine as two separate vaccinations. Studies show that you do not need to wait any time between receiving COVID vaccination and flu vaccination. Receiving the vaccines on the same day is safe and produces a good immune response. The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against the flu, so you should still have your annual flu shot.

Evidence of flu vaccinations

Once you’ve had your vaccine, you’ll be able to get an immunisation history statement to prove your vaccination status. You can get this through myGov or by calling Medicare on 1800 653 809, even if you don’t have a Medicare number.

More information

See Queensland Health’s flu information to find out more about:

  • signs and symptoms
  • treatment
  • transmission
  • prevention.

Frequently asked questions