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HCi vaccination cover

20 March 2024

Vaccinations are an easy form of preventative health care, and HCi vaccination cover makes it easy to get vaccines!

HCi vaccination cover

Effective from 1 April 2024, HCi provides vaccination cover to all of our extras cover options.

Vaccinations provide numerous benefits to individuals and communities, contributing to public health and the prevention of many infectious diseases.  Public health authorities around the world recommend and promote vaccination as a key strategy for disease prevention and control.

You can find out more about vaccinations available for Australians from the Department of Health.



A nurse giving a flu vaccine to a patient in a face mask, part of the HCi vaccination cover » HCi
The World Health Organisation tells us

Immunization is a global health and development success story, saving millions of lives every year. Vaccines reduce risks of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defences to build protection.

We now have vaccines to prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases, helping people of all ages live longer, healthier lives. Immunization currently prevents 3.5-5 million deaths every year from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza and measles. 

Who is eligible for HCi vaccination cover?

If you have extras cover with HCi, and your policy is paid up to date, then effective from 1 April 2024, you’re already covered* for vaccinations** including:

  • Flu vaccines (annually),
  • Travel vaccines, and
  • Other approved vaccines.

Benefit conditions and cover limits apply.  Please check the product summary for your extras policy to see details of your cover and any applicable limits.  Please note that HCi’s vaccination cover does not include benefits for vaccinations that are provided free by Australian federal or state governments.  HCi only provides vaccination cover for vaccinations approved for use in Australia by the TGA.



* a two month waiting period applies, from the date you first took out extras cover.  If you joined HCi before 1 February 2024, then you have already served your waiting period for vaccination cover.
** vaccines must be administered here in Australia by a recognised medical provider.

Claiming vaccinations

Currently, most pharmacies and GPs can’t accept your membership card for on-the-spot claiming, so you will likely have to pay for any vaccines first and then submit the receipt to us. Make sure your receipt clearly states the date, the name of the provider and the amount you paid.  Your receipt must also show which vaccine was administered and the name of the person who received it.

Submitting your vaccination claim is easy – simply upload your receipt into the HCi claiming app (free to download from your favourite app store) and we’ll do the rest! Otherwise, email the receipt to us with a completed claiming application.

The total amount you can claim each calendar year depends on your level of extras cover. There is a limit we will pay for any one vaccine as well as a total policy limit – for instance, with health extras family cover you can claim $75 per vaccine to a total of $500 for your family per year.

HCi used its best endeavours to ensure this information was accurate at the time of publication. From time to time, circumstances relating to the subject matter may change which may impact the accuracy of the information. This information is also general in nature and does not take into account any specific health or financial situation. Before making any decisions in relation to this information, you should consider your own financial and health situation and seek professional advice. Health Care Insurance Ltd ABN 43 009 579 088. A Registered Private Health Insurer.