Information and resources for healthcare professionals

ATAGI clinical statement

ATAGI clinical advice on seasonal influenza vaccines in 2021

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has released its advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of 2021 seasonal influenza vaccines. Read about the key points and updates for the 2021 influenza season, available vaccines, timing of vaccination and eligibility for free flu vaccine under the National Immunisation Program here.

ATAGI advice on influenza and COVID-19 vaccines

ATAGI has also released advice on the relative timing of administering influenza and COVID-19 vaccines in 2021. Access it here.
 

NCIRS resources

Influenza fact sheet and FAQs

We have updated our Influenza fact sheet, FAQ and Influenza vaccination during COVID-19 - FAQs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people resource with the latest information. Access these resources 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.
 

National, state and territory resources

Australian Government Department of Health  

2021 influenza vaccines – Clinical advice for vaccination providers

2021 seasonal influenza vaccines – eligibility through the National Immunisation Program

Influenza and pertussis vaccines for pregnant women – clinical advice for vaccination providers

Other influenza resources

States and territories

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland                                                             

South AustraliaTasmaniaVictoria, Western Australia                                              
 

Vaccine safety

Therapeutic Goods Administration

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

AusVaxSafety

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

Vaccine hesitancy

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI)

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:

 

 

Last updated March 2021