People aged ≥6 months with medical conditions associated with an increased risk of influenza disease and complications are strongly recommended to receive influenza vaccine every year
People aged ≥6 months with medical conditions specified in this List. Medical conditions associated with an increased risk of influenza disease and severe outcomes are strongly recommended to receive annual influenza vaccine.
People with these specific medical conditions have a higher risk of influenza or severe outcomes from influenza .9-29
People who have received a transplant
People who have had a haematopoietic stem cell transplant or solid organ transplant and are receiving influenza vaccine for the first time after transplant are recommended to receive:
- 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart the 1st time they receive influenza vaccine after the transplant
- 1 dose each year after that
Vaccine doses for people with the risk conditions in this list are funded under the NIP unless otherwise noted.
Immunocompromising conditions including:
Functional or anatomical asplenia, including:
Cardiac disease, including:
Chronic respiratory conditions, including:
Chronic neurological conditions, including:
Chronic metabolic disorders, including:
|Chronic renal failure|
|Long-term aspirin therapy in children aged 6 months to 10 years|
|Chronic liver diseasea|
|Obesity (body mass index ≥30 kg per m2) a|
|Children born less than 37 weeks gestationa|
|Harmful use of alcohola|
a: Not funded under the NIP
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