Get Vaccinated And Be Prepared As Flu Season Begins


The chilly days of winter are approaching and with them, the annual flu season.

Person getting an influenza vaccination

A community member receives their free influenza vaccination

Far more serious than the common cold, influenza may last for more than a week and can include fever and chills, cough, runny nose, joint pain, headaches, nausea and vomiting.

Influenza is highly contagious and for some people, can lead to a severe and life-threatening illness.

The 2024 flu vaccine is available now and offers the best protection from the flu virus this season.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Director of Public Health, Dr Victor Carey says getting a flu vaccine is quick, easy and recommended for everyone aged 6 months and over.

“Your yearly flu vaccine offers the best protection against getting really sick. I encourage everyone to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter by getting vaccinated against flu-related illness.”

Some people are at higher risk of severe illness from influenza and are eligible for a free flu vaccine:

  • Children aged 6 months to under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Aboriginal people aged 6 months and over
  • Anyone aged 65+
  • People with serious health conditions.

To help protect our community against flu, the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Heath District Immunisation team from the Public Health Unit will be hosting influenza vaccination clinics for the community throughout the District.

“If you can’t make it to our community clinics, everyone aged five years and older can get vaccinated at their general practice or local pharmacy,” says Victor.

NBMLHD community flu vaccination clinics

No appointment necessary

Thursday 18 April

Village Café, North St Marys – 4 Wattle Ave, North St Marys

09:30am – 11:30am

Wednesday 1 May

Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands – Unit E/28 Walker St, South Windsor

11:00am – 1:30pm

Wednesday 1 May

Mootang Tarimi Bus, Koolyangarra Aboriginal Child and Family Centre – 1 Kington Pl, Cranebrook

10:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday 2 May

Mootang Tarimi Bus, Koori Café at Lithgow Hospital – Col Drewe Drive, Lithgow

10:00am – 12:00pm

Friday 3 May (to be confirmed)

Mootang Tarimi Bus, Mad Mob Aboriginal Corporation – 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave

10:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday 8 May

Mootang Tarimi Bus, Aboriginal Cultural & Resource Centre, Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre – 9 New St, Lawson

10:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday 9 May

Village Café, Kingswood – Wainwright Park (pending fine weather) or Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Bringelly Road, Kingswood

09:30am – 11:30am

Thursday 16 May

Village Café, North St Marys – 4 Wattle Ave, North St Marys

09:30am – 11:30am

Thursday 23 May

Village Café, Llandilo – Community Hall 257c Seventh Abe, Llandilo

09:30am – 11:30am

Tuesday 28 May

Mootang Tarimi Bus, Wallanmarra Art Group, Belong Blue Mountains – 81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba

01:00pm – 03:00pm

Friday 31 May

Mootang Tarimi Bus, Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation, 51-57 Henry St, Penrith 10:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday 18 June (to be confirmed)

NAIDOC Cup, Hunter Fields, Emu Plains

09:00am – 01:00pm

Friday 12 July (to be confirmed)

NAIDOC Week event, Jamison Park. Penrith

10:00am – 03:00pm

For more information on influenza and the flu vaccine, visit

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