All residents, staff, volunteers and visitors to aged care and long-term residential facilities are strongly recommended to receive annual influenza vaccine. 

These people include inmates of correctional facilities and people in immigration detention centres.

This is due to high rates of influenza transmission and complications during outbreaks in these facilities.22,43-45

Because of the high rate of influenza in the general population, vaccinating employees can result in workplace benefits such as increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.42 Employers should consider the benefits of offering influenza vaccine in their workplace, particularly for occupations at higher risk of influenza.

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Last updated: 
9 April 2020
Last reviewed: 
9 April 2020