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HCi vaccination cover

11 february 2024

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

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.

Acknowledging the importance of vaccination as a preventative health measure, HCi extras cover now includes vaccination as a specific modality (area) of health care.

A nurse giving a flu vaccine to a patient in a face mask » HCi

Who is eligible for HCi vaccination cover?

All HCi members with extras cover can claim for vaccinations. In particular, this means that all extras members can get an annual flu vaccine to keep themselves and their community protected.

There are no age, health or medical requirements for vaccination cover eligibility.

What vaccines does HCi cover?

Eligible members are able to claim towards the cost of a flu vaccine every year for each family member. Flu vaccines have been in use for over 60 years and greatly reduce the liklihood and severity of influenza. Remember that while the flu is just unpleasant for many of us, it can be life threatening for some people so is worth avoiding.

In addition, HCi vaccination cover includes various other vaccines such as those against shingles, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid and yellow fever. Many of these travel and general vaccines are only required once or infrequently (like once every ten years). There is no limit to how many vaccination claims you make in a year, up to the covered amount, but you will find some vaccines are much more expensive than others.

HCi cover does not include any vaccinations that are provided free by the Government, such as children’s whooping cough, polio and diptheria (DTP) vaccines and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Claiming vaccines

Currently, most pharmacies can’t accept your membership card so you will have to pay for any vaccines you require.

Claiming is easy – simply upload your receipt into the HCi claiming app 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.


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  HCi Claiming App

The HCi claiming app is available on the App Store button - download, then claim medical, extras and pharmacy expenses quickly and easily » HCiGet the HCi claiming app from Google Play button then claim medical, pharmacy and extras expenses quickly and easily » HCi

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