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Influenza (flu)

Information about influenza (flu) disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program and by states and territories.

Page history

Last updated: 
20 September 2019
Last reviewed: 
20 September 2019
20 September 2019

Editorial changes to recommendations for preterm infants, people travelling in the influenza season, and co-administration with other vaccines.

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9 April 2019

Updates to influenza information in line with the ATAGI annual statement for seasonal influenza vaccines

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9 April 2018

2018 Influenza seasonal updates.

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Definitions

dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
GBS
Guillain-Barré syndrome
RNA
ribonucleic acid
PCR
polymerase chain reaction
WHO
World Health Organization
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
DT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine
ASCIA
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
WA
Western Australia
CDNA
Communicable Diseases Network Australia
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation