Influenza vaccination coverage data

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This page shows influenza vaccination coverage in Australia during the influenza season in 2023, compared with coverage in 2020, 2021 and 2022
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These data, from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), were calculated weekly:

  • based on the proportion of AIR-registered, Medicare-eligible people recorded as having received at least one dose of influenza vaccine since 1 March 2023 (or in the same period during 2020–2022)
  • by age at vaccination 
  • by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status
  • by state/territory of residence (for 2023 data only). 

AIR population denominators for 2023 are presented as at the date of data extraction; for 2020–2022, they are presented as at 30 June of the relevant year.

Influenza (flu) vaccination is recommended for all Australians aged 6 months and over. The vaccine is strongly recommended – and provided free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) – for: 

  • people at increased risk of complications from influenza, including adults aged 65 years and over 
  • children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • pregnant women
  • people aged 6 months and over with certain medical conditions

However, flu can also be serious in healthy people of any age, and the flu vaccine is usually available to anyone 6 months of age and over for a small cost. 

Reporting of influenza vaccination coverage for the 2024 influenza season will commence shortly after the NIP rollout of influenza vaccines across Australia.

Click on the tiles below to view influenza vaccination coverage data for all people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as historical data from 2020-2022.