Carers and household contacts of people in high-risk groups are strongly recommended to receive influenza vaccine every year
Carers and household contacts of people in high-risk groups are strongly recommended to receive annual influenza vaccine.
Carers and household contacts who should be vaccinated include:
- all healthcare providers, particularly those caring for people who are immunocompromised
- household contacts (including children ≥6 months of age) of people in high-risk groups, including people who provide home care to people at high risk of influenza
- people working in early childhood education and care
- staff or volunteers caring for homeless people
This is because these people can transmit influenza to people who have a higher risk of complications from influenza infection.
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