Book your flu vaccination at the UNSW Health Clinic

15 Apr 2024
Vice-Chancellor and President Attila Brungs receiving his flu vaccination

We encourage all students and staff to have a flu vaccination as we enter the cooler months. 

Flu vaccinations are now available at the UNSW Health Clinic and are free for all students and staff.

Flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness. While it can occur throughout the year, it is more common in autumn and winter. NSW Health recommends a flu vaccination for everyone aged six months and over.

Find out more about flu symptoms and how to manage them at NSW Health.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs received his annual flu shot at the clinic last week.

“We are fortunate to have a fantastic team of doctors and medical professionals on campus to provide a comprehensive health service for students and staff, including flu and COVID-19 vaccinations," he said.

“As winter approaches, I encourage you to take advantage of this service and get a flu shot if you can. Having an annual flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against serious illness from influenza.”

Book an appointment for a flu vaccination at the UNSW Health Clinic or call 9385 5425.

COVID boosters available

Boosters are also available for COVID-19. We encourage you to consider having a booster before winter, either at the UNSW Health Clinic or your local clinic, to help protect you from severe illness.

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccine boosters at NSW Health.

You will need to book separate appointments for a flu vaccination and a COVID-19 booster due to the scale of the UNSW Health Service vaccination clinic.

Practise safe behaviours 

Many of the COVID-safe behaviours we have been practising for the past couple of years are also effective at stopping the spread of flu:

  • Stay at home if you have any symptoms and avoid close contact with others
  • Sneeze into your elbow or cover your face with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Clean your hands by washing them often and thoroughly
  • Wear a face mask in crowded spaces, especially on public transport.

Main image: Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs receives his flu shot and encourages others who can to do the same.