Information and resources for healthcare professionals

ATAGI clinical statement

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has released its clinical statement on influenza. Read about the key points and updates for the 2020 influenza season, available vaccines, timing of vaccination and eligibility for free flu vaccine under the National Immunisation Program here.

NCIRS resources

Influenza fact sheet and FAQs

We have updated our Influenza fact sheet and FAQs with the latest information. Access these and other fact sheets here.

Vaccines from community pharmacy - at a glance

Several states have amended their legislation to allow more people to get more vaccines at pharmacies. Accordingly, we have updated our "Vaccines from community pharmacy - at a glance" resource. Find out who can get vaccinated at a community pharmacy here.

NCIRS seminar/webinar

We held the 2020 Influenza program update seminar/webinar on 17 March 2020, where Professor Kanta Subbarao, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research, and Professor Kristine Macartney, NCIRS Director, provided an update. Access the recording of the webinar here.

National, state and territory resources

Australian Government Department of Health               Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales                                                              Queensland

South Australia                                                                  Victoria

Tasmania                                                                           Western Australia

Vaccine safety

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) monitors vaccine safety in Australia. Report an adverse event following immunisation to your state/territory contact here.

AusVaxSafety, Australia's leading active vaccine safety surveillance system, conducts active surveillance of adverse events following influenza vaccination. Access safety data here.

Vaccine hesitancy

Resources from Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) support healthcare professionals talking to parents about immunisation. New SKAI resources have been especially designed to support parents' influenza vaccination information needs, and guide them in their decision to vaccinate. The new resources include:

Download a PDF copy of this resource here.


Last updated June 2020