Stay updated with the latest information

Every winter there is a rise in demand for health services and given the presence of COVID-19 in our communities, 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.

Practices can stay updated with the latest influenza and COVID-19 immunisation information below:

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    ACT and Southern NSW HealthPathways

    Practices can stay updated with localised influenza immunisation and COVID-19 information and processes by accessing the ACT and Southern NSW HealthPathways site.

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    • Password: forhealth
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    Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways

    Practices can stay updated with localised influenza immunisation and COVID-19 information and processes by accessing the Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways site.

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    • Password: 2pathways
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    Latest vaccination updates

    On 1 March 2024 the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) made recommendations on who should consider receiving an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in 2024, to help reduce severe disease and burden on the healthcare system.

    Immunisation providers can view the ATAGI advice on seasonal influenza vaccines resource. Also find clinical guidance for administering COVID-19 vaccines here.

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    NSW Health resources

    You can access the 'Influenza Vaccination Provider Toolkit' here.

    Flu information for the community, as well as clinicians, immunisation providers and NSW Health workers can be found here.

    Click here for translated respiratory illness resources.

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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.