Adults aged ≥65 years are strongly recommended to receive an annual dose of influenza vaccine.

The adjuvanted influenza vaccine, Fluad Quad, is recommended in preference to standard influenza vaccine for adults aged ≥65 years. See also Vaccine information.

Influenza-associated mortality rates are highest among adults aged ≥65 years.4 Vaccinating elderly people reduces hospitalisations from influenza and pneumonia, and all-cause mortality.8

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Last updated: 
13 April 2021
Last reviewed: 
13 April 2021