Adults aged ≥65 years are strongly recommended to receive influenza vaccine every year
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 QIVs 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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