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In this article published in The Conversation Professor Kristine Macartney Director, NCIRS and Associate Professor Christopher Blyth, Paediatrician, Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, University of Western Australia give the facts on the flu vaccine for children.
The NCIRS Influenza vaccines for Australians factsheet and Influenza vaccines – frequently asked questions are now updated. These resources for immunisation providers include detailed information about the seasonal influenza vaccines available in 2018, including the ‘enhanced’ vaccines available free of charge via the National Immunisation Program for people aged ≥65 years.
These and other NCIRS factsheets are available on the NCIRS factsheets webpage.