Winter wellness flu and COVID-19

In winter 2022, we are experiencing an unprecedented convergence of COVID-19 and influenza outbreaks, not previously experienced in Australia.

With our international border closed and social and public health measures in place, we saw record low levels of influenza during 2020/2021. However, with international borders open and social restrictions eased, health officials predicted a rise in both influenza and COVID-19 in our community.

Vaccination against influenza and COVID-19 are particularly important this winter.

Some important things to know

  • It is safe and recommended to get both influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations while breast/chest feeding. More info
  • It is safe to administer the influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time. More info
  • People who have been infected with COVID-19 can and should still receive the influenza vaccines without any minimum interval. More info
  • People who have been infected with influenza can and should still receive their influenza and COVID-19 vaccination once they are feeling well and have no fever. More info


    Find out more about influenza and COVID-19 through HealthPathways

    • Influenza vaccinations
    • COVID-19 vaccinations
    • COVID-19 case management
    • COVID-19 requests
    • COVID-19 recent changes

    If you don't have a HealthPathways login, contact your local PHN HealthPathways officer.

    Other resources

    Coronavirus illustration

    These videos have been developed with assistance from Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (PHN).