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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.
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.
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.
Australian Government Department of Health Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales Queensland
South Australia Victoria
Tasmania Western Australia
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.
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:
NCIRS, Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth St, Westmead Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145 Tel (612) 9845 1433 | Fax (612) 9845 1418 | ABN 53 188 579 090
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