All people ≥6 months of age are recommended to receive annual influenza vaccine.1,2

A single annual dose of influenza vaccine is recommended for most people. Usually, receiving 2 separate doses in the same season is not recommended, but not contraindicated.

The exception is that 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart are recommended for:

  • children aged 6 months to <9 years receiving influenza vaccine for the first time 
  • people of any age receiving influenza vaccine for the first time after haematopoietic stem cell or solid organ transplant 

Children and adults aged ≥2 years can receive either standard influenza vaccine or cell-based influenza vaccine.

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Last updated: 
21 April 2022
Last reviewed: 
21 April 2022