All people aged ≥6 months are recommended to receive influenza vaccine every year
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 >9 years can receive either standard influenza vaccine or cell-based influenza vaccine.
Printed content may be out of date. For up to date information, always refer to the digital version: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/recommendations/all-people-aged-6-months-are-recommended-to-receive-influenza-vaccine-every-year.