Flu vaccine

As we brace for this year’s cold and flu season, the annual flu vaccine can help protect you from influenza and its complications.

We've partnered with Amcal and Guardian pharmacies to help protect you from the most common strains of the flu in the colder months.

Why you should get the flu vaccine this year

A flu vaccination^ each year can protect against changing flu strains and serious flu complications which is why we’ve partnered with Amcal and Guardian pharmacies to help protect you from the most common strains of the flu in the colder months1.

Over the past few years, lower levels of influenza virus and vaccination coverage compared with previous years may have led to reduced community immunity. A resurgence of influenza is expected in 2022 due to the reopening of local and international borders. And flu vaccines can be given on the same day as COVID-19 vaccines2.

Parents with dependent children 

As pharmacist immunisers in Australia are not authorised to administer the flu vaccination to children aged 0-9 years old, children under 10 can get their flu vaccination from their GP. Consultation fees may apply. Children aged 6 months to 5 years may be eligible for a free flu vaccination under the National Immunisation Program, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

Adults over 65

Adults 65 and over may also be eligible for a free flu vaccination under the National Immunisation Program, subject to eligibility criteria. Those who are eligible under the National Immunisation Program can visit their GP for a free flu vaccination. Consultation fees may apply.

How to redeem your free Amcal or Guardian flu voucher

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1. Be a registered Live Better member

If you already are registered, you can redeem your free flu vaccine on the Live Better app or Medibank app.

If you haven't done so already, you'll need to register for Live Better.

You must hold an eligible Medibank policy*. 

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2. Redeem your free flu voucher in the Live Better Rewards store

In the Live Better app, you can access the Rewards store by clicking on the shopping cart on the top right hand side of the home screen.

In the My Medibank app, you can access the Rewards store by selecting Live Better from the menu at the bottom, then click "Shop rewards".

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3. Receive your voucher

Once redeemed, you will receive an email from Medibank Live Better.

Select "Click here to download" and your flu vaccine voucher will open.

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4. Book your vaccine appointment

Book your flu vaccine appointment at your nearest participating Amcal or Guardian pharmacy at a date and time that suits you.

Remember you'll need your voucher code to book your free flu vaccine appointment.

Double Live Better points

Live Better with Amcal, be rewarded
 

 

Link Live Better with Amcal Rewards, spend $50 or more at Amcal before 30 June 2022 and be rewarded with 500 Live Better points and 500 Amcal Rewards Bonus points*.

500 Amcal Rewards Bonus Points is equal to a $5 reward!

*Points cannot be earned or redeemed on prescriptions, pharmacist only and pharmacy only medicines. T&Cs apply. New links only.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Things you should know

1 The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Early advice on 2022 National Immunisation Program Seasonal Influenza Vaccination, 22 February 2022

2 The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Statement on the Administration of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines in 2022, March 2022

^Flu vaccination may not be suitable for everyone – consult your GP or pharmacist regarding whether it is right for you. People from high-risk groups should seek advice from their medical practitioner. The flu vaccination reward is only available for redemption once per member, per calendar year. Vouchers are not transferable and can only be used by the person whose name is on the voucher or dependent children of suitable ages. Available at participating pharmacies only. Vouchers must be presented in pharmacy at the time of vaccination. Details listed on the voucher may be provided back to Medibank for the purposes of invoicing, however personal health information provided in the pre-screening form or discussed with your pharmacist will not be disclosed to any party. Offer available between 7th April 2022 and 31st August 2022, subject to change and while stocks last. Please allow up to 3 business days to receive your voucher. Voucher will be sent to the email address linked to your Live Better account at time of redemption.

*Must be a Medibank member with hospital cover, extras cover, or hospital and extras cover, be up-to-date with premium payments and have signed up to Medibank Live Better with ‘My Medibank’ or have linked their My Medibank account with their Live Better account to redeem this reward. Excludes Overseas Visitor health cover, Working Visa health cover, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), Ambulance only cover, ahm covers and other selected covers. Live Better Management Pty Ltd, ACN 003 457 289 has entered into commercial arrangements with Medibank Live Better program partners and may receive commissions. Reward will be subject to Program Partner terms and conditions.

 

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