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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.

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Last updated: 
7 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
7 June 2018
9 April 2018

2018 Influenza seasonal updates.

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17 February 2017

Changes to 4.7.4 Vaccines; 4.7.5 Transport, storage and handling and 4.7.6 Dosage and administration; 4.7.10 Precautions; and 4.7.13 Variations from product information.

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21 March 2016

Changes to 4.7.3 Epidemiology; 4.7.4 Vaccines; 4.7.6 Dosage and administration; 4.7.7 Recommendations; and 4.7.10 Precautions

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22 June 2015

Changes to 4.7.4 Vaccines; 4.7.6 Dosage and administration; 4.7.7 Recommendations and 4.7.11 Adverse events

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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