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Record Numbers of Flu Vaccines to be Provided in 2019

Source: Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health
Archived 8 Jul 2019 - Posted: 10 May 2019
Australia is on track for a record number of flu shots in 2019 following the release of 11.4 million flu vaccines to vaccine providers to date in 2019

I encourage Australians to get a flu shot to protect themselves against this year’s influenza virus.

Vaccines are now available at your GPs office and community pharmacies.

As at 30 April 2019 over 11.4 million doses of the seasonal influenza vaccines have been released into the market by the Australian Government for the 2019 Australian  influenza season.

This includes over 7.4 million doses for the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and state and territory government schemes including 3.8 million doses of enhanced vaccines for those aged 65 years and over.

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect individuals and the broader community from the flu.

It’s important to get vaccinated against influenza every year, as the virus changes year to year.

Those eligible for a free flu vaccine through the NIP include people aged 65 years and over, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and older and people aged sixth months or older with certain medical conditions which put them at risk of severe influenza.  

Pregnant women are also eligible for a free flu vaccine – it’s safe to receive at any stage of pregnancy to protect both mother and baby.

Getting vaccinated now allows protection during the peak influenza transmission period, from around June to September in most parts of Australia.

Immunisation is critical to maintaining public health and preventing the outbreak of infectious diseases.

Last year a record 11 million Australians got a flu shot and I hope that we reach another record this year.

For more information visit the Department of Health immunisation website.

Authorised by A. Hirst, Liberal Party of Australia, Canberra

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay

This article archived 8 Jul 2019

 
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