On 10 April 2022 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role. The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election. See Information on Caretaker Conventions. On 10 April 2022 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role. The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election. See Information on Caretaker Conventions.

Updates on 21/04/2022

Influenza (flu)

  • Updated advice on co-administration of Fluad Quad and Shingrix vaccine has been provided
  • Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent is registered for use in Australia and is indicated in adults ≥60 years of age.
  • The indicated ages for Flucelvax Quad and Influvac Tetra have been extended. Flucelvax Quad can now be used in children ≥2 years of age. Influvac Tetra can now be used in children ≥6 months of age.

Preparing for vaccination

Updated influenza vaccine brand in table on components of vaccines used in Australia