HBF flu vaccinations

Eligible members can claim a fully covered* flu vaccination once every year at participating pharmacies.

Eligibility for a fully covered* flu vaccination

HBF provides benefits for one fully covered flu vaccination per year for eligible members. Before receiving your flu vaccination, check the eligibility criteria below, as you must:

  • be covered for Healthy Living Programs on your Extras cover,
  • have served the 2-month waiting period,
  • be aged 5 years or above, and
  • receive your vaccination at a participating provider* (Pharmacy 777 in WA or PharmaSave Boulder Pharmacy in Kalgoorlie).

You can check if you’re covered for Healthy Living Programs by logging into myHBF or the HBF App to view your product sheet. Alternatively, you can call us on 133 423 or visit your local HBF branch.

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Help fight the flu

Protect yourself and those around you with a flu vaccination at a Member Plus Pharmacy near you.

You can call to book or walk-in at a time that suits you, present your HBF member card and request a flu vaccination. The cost to you will be $19.95. You will be able to claim back the $19.95 in full* via myHBF or the HBF App. 

Flu vac FAQs

Will HBF provide a benefit if I get a flu vaccination through my GP or a pharmacy other than Pharmacy 777 or PharmaSave Boulder Pharmacy?

No. In WA, HBF will only pay a benefit for a flu vaccination received at Pharmacy 777 and PharmaSave Boulder Pharmacy Kalgoorlie.

Do I need an appointment to get a flu vaccination?

Yes, you’ll need to book an appointment to get your flu vaccination.

If you’re an eligible HBF health member, you can receive a fully covered flu vaccination at Pharmacy 777 in WA. Please check Pharmacy 777’s website for the most up to date information regarding availability. 

If you’re an eligible HBF health member living in Kalgoorlie, you can call PharmaSave Boulder Pharmacy on 08 9093 1150 to book or walk-in at a time that suits you, and present your HBF member card to access a fully covered flu vaccination for the 2022 flu season. The upfront cost will be $19.95, which you can claim back in full via the HBF App, online through myHBF or at your nearest HBF branch.

When is the flu season?

The Australian Government Department of Health recommends that the period of peak influenza circulation is typically June to September in most parts of Australia.

What’s the eligibility criteria and how do I find out if I’m eligible?

You’re eligible for a fully covered flu vaccination if you meet the following criteria:
  • You’re covered for Healthy Living Programs on your Extras cover,
  • You’ve served your 2-month waiting period,
  • You’re aged 5 years or above, and
  • You received your vaccination at a participating provider* - Pharmacy 777 in WA or PharmaSave Boulder Pharmacy Kalgoorlie.

You can find out if you’re eligible by checking your level of cover via the HBF App, online through myHBF, visiting your local branch or calling 133 423.

Do I need to pay for a flu vaccination?

If you’re an eligible member, your flu vaccination will be fully covered. Depending on where you get your flu vaccination, you may be able to claim on the spot through HICAPS which means there will be no cost to you. If you visit PharmaSave Boulder Pharmacy in Kalgoorlie the cost to you will be $19.95 as HICAPS isn’t available. You can claim back the amount in full via the HBF App, online through myHBF or at your nearest HBF branch.

Is it okay to get both a flu vaccination and a COVID-19 vaccination?

The Australian Government Department of Health advises that COVID-19 vaccines can safely and effectively be given on the same day as flu vaccines. According to the advice, it is safe to get both vaccines, and there is no need to wait between getting a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine.

Where can I find out more information about the flu vaccination?

For more information about the flu vaccination, visit the Australian Department of Health’s website.