Stay updated with the latest information

Every winter there is a rise in demand for health services, and given the current pandemic this is further compounded. The Department of Health noted that reduced circulation of influenza virus and lower levels of influenza vaccine coverage compared with previous years may have resulted in low levels of community immunity. This, coupled with international borders reopening leads to increased influenza cases and transmission this season.

View a statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on winter season preparedness herePractices can stay updated with the latest influenza and COVID-19 immunisation information below:

Find useful tools and resources to help your practice prepare

The best time for Influenza vaccinations is mid-April through May. The vaccine provides optimal coverage for approximately five months, which should get most of your patients through the flu season.