2017 seasonal influenza vaccine program
Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. Recent evidence suggests protection against influenza may start to decrease from 3 to 4 months following vaccination and early vaccination needs to be balanced with this.
While influenza continues to circulate, it is never too late to vaccinate. The quadrivalent influenza vaccine is pre-allocated to all medical clinics in early April. Top-up vaccine can be ordered on receipt of your pre-allocation.
For advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of seasonal influenza vaccines in 2017, Visit Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI)
Read the updated Influenza chapter of The Australian Immunisation Handbook, 10th Edition (6 March 2017)