Funded Influenza Immunisation Schedule

Funded Influenza Immunisation Schedule

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Free influenza vaccine is available for the following groups

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and older
  • All children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
  • People medically at risk aged 6 months and older (see table below)
  • All adults aged 65 years and older

2020 Influenza Vaccines

Age Group Vaxigrip Tetra
0.5ml
(Sanofi)
FluQuadri
0.5mL
(Sanofi)
Fluarix Tetra
0.5mL
(GSK)
Afluria Quad
0.5mL
(Seqirus)
Fluad Quad
0.5mL
(Seqirus)
Comments
6 months (i) to less than 5 years yes (ii) yes (iii) yes (iii) - - Children aged 6 months to less than 9 years receiving the influenza vaccine for the first time require two doses at least 4 weeks apart.
5 years to less than 65 years yes (iii) yes (iii) yes (iii) yes (iii) - Children aged 6 months to less than 9 years receiving the influenza vaccine for the first time require two doses at least 4 weeks apart.
65 years and older - - - - yes  
    (i) No vaccines recommended for infants less than 6 months of age.
    (ii) For use in healthy children.
    (iii) For use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant women and people who have medical risk factors (see below).

Medical Risk Factors

Cardiac Disease Chronic Respiratory Conditions Chronic Neurological Conditions Other at Risk Conditions
  • Cyanotic congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chronic emphysema
  • Severe asthma
  • Suppurative lung disease
  • Hereditary and degenerative central nervous system diseases (including multiple sclerosis)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Seizure disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Immunocompromised due to disease or treatment (e.g. malignancy, transplantation and/or chronic steroid use)
  • Asplenia or splenic dysfunction
  • HIV infection
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic metabolic disorders
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • Long-term aspirin therapy in children aged 6 month to 10 years

IMPORTANT

All vaccine doses administered are to be notified to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)


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This resource has been developed by the Department of Health (DoH), Public Health Services – Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit.

Updated April 2020