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State Based "Influenza Vaccine Blitz Program" Information

Following a spike in Influenza cases, many states have announced a “month-long vaccination blitz” to combat a predicted horror flu season. Please use the relevant link below to learn more about the program in your state.

NSW

GPs can use private stock and seek remuneration for the purchase cost via a declaration of quantities administered at the conclusion of the program.

QLD

Queensland Health will reimburse General Practices for privately purchased stock. General Practices should continue to purchase their private stock through their preferred vaccine supplier.

VIC

The Victorian Government is offering reimbursement of $25 (excluding GST) per influenza vaccine dose administered and the opportunity to apply for a one-off $2,000 grant to GPs and community pharmacies interested in maximising their capacity to deliver influenza vaccines across Victoria during June 2022. 

SA

The South Australian Government will provide access to free influenza vaccinationsto the general South Australian community from 29 May 2022 until 30 June 2022.This will occur through a subsidy scheme between SA-based Pharmacists and General Practitioners with SA Health.

TAS

From Monday, June 6, flu vaccinations will be free across GP clinics and Pharmacies for a four week period until Wednesday, July 6. This program is in addition to our state-run flu vaccination clinics that will continue to provide free vaccinations. 

WA

From 1 to 30 June, the State government is offering a reimbursement for influenza vaccinations administered by GP clinics, community pharmacies and other immunisation providers interested in maximising their capacity to deliver influenza vaccines across WA during June 2022.

ACT

No state-based program has been announced.

NT

No state-based program has been announced.

Latest Influenza News Updates

  • ABC News - 30/05/22

    Which states and territories are offering free flu jabs and where do you get one?

    After two years of lockdowns and social distancing the flu has returned with a vengeance. Health authorities are pleading with Australians to get a flu shot to ease the growing pressure on hospitals. And in a move to encourage people to do this, the vaccine is now being offered for free. But its availability differs throughout the states and territories.

  • 7 News - 23/05/22

    Free flu jabs for every Queenslander as state attempts to curb rising cases

    "Queenslanders will have access to free flu jabs across the state as the government seeks to curb rising cases. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the initiative on Monday as influenza A cases increase after two years of low flu numbers due to COVID-19. The free jabs will be available from Tuesday until June 30"

  • Herald Sun - 23/05/22

    Flu season 2022: Young Australians and kids dominate cases as more than 7000 notifications in just two weeks

    Young Australians are emerging as the most at-risk age groups for influenza as the country sees an early start to the flu season. National disease surveillance data has revealed 10,599 cases have been reported this year alone, and 7173 of them were diagnosed the two weeks to May 8. According to the Australian Department of Health’s Influenza Surveillance Report this year, people aged 15–24 years and children aged younger than 10 years have had the highest influenza notification rates.

  • ABC News - 19/05/22

    A surge in influenza cases in Queensland prompts doctors to issue vaccine warning for children and vulnerable groups

    "Experts have sounded a warning about this year's flu season, with concerns young children will be particularly vulnerable to life-threatening complications. Queensland flu notifications for the year have skyrocketed in the past week, increasing from 1,848 to 4,282 — a jump of more than 130 per cent in seven days."

  • ABC News - 16/05/22

    COVID, flu cases rise in central Victoria as patient demand challenges health system

    "Bendigo Health is urging people to take "personal responsibility" to halt the spread of respiratory illnesses as COVID and flu cases rise in the region. It comes after the Bendigo region recorded the state's highest rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, as well as a rise in cases of Influenza A."

  • The Sydney Morning Herald - 10/05/22

    The flu shot: when is it safe to get it after having COVID?

    It’s the question on everybody’s mind. As Omicron has recently pushed COVID-19 numbers to record heights in Australia, and NSW is staring down the barrel of a “significant flu epidemic” this winter: when is it safe to get the flu shot, after contracting COVID-19? “You need to make a full recovery from a COVID infection before you have the flu shot; as soon as symptoms have gone and you feel back to normal, you would present for the flu vaccination,” says Dr Daria Fielder, a general practitioner in Sydney’s Bondi Junction. For many people, this will be 10 days to two weeks after becoming infected with COVID, she says.

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    2022 Influenza Vaccine Composition

    The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) met on Wednesday 6 October 2021, to recommend the composition of the influenza virus vaccines for 2022. 

    The committee recommended that the following viruses be included in quadrivalent influenza vaccines for the
    2022 southern hemisphere influenza season: 

    Egg-based quadrivalent influenza vaccines:

    • an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
    • an A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus;
    • a B/Austria/1359417/2021-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus; and
    • a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus.

    Cell-based or recombinant-based quadrivalent influenza vaccines:

    • an A/Wisconsin/588/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
    • an A/Darwin/6/2021 (H3N2)-like virus;
    • a B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and
    • a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.

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