Record 16.5 million flu vaccines to protect Australians

Australian Government

19 April 2020 - The Australian Government has secured three million additional doses of seasonal influenza vaccines to protect Australians from the flu, bringing the total number of flu vaccines available for Australians to 16.5 million for 2020.

These additional three million flu vaccines will be available through GPs and community pharmacies over April, May and June. This includes approximately two million doses of the quadrivalent vaccine, Afluria Quad (supplied by Seqirus).

The Government has already secured a record 8.6 million vaccines for the National Immunisation Program (NIP), including more than four million doses of Fluad Quad, which is recommended for people aged 65 and over. This is enough to provide vaccines for free through the NIP to almost 100 per cent of people aged 65 and over.

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