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Influenza Vaccination 2012

The commencement date for the National Immunisation Program (NIP) seasonal influenza vaccination program is 15 March. Influenza vaccine will be delivered to your practice prior to this date.

The seasonal influenza vaccine is available free under the NIP for:

  • People 65 years of age and over,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15 years of age and over,
  • Pregnant women,
  • Anyone over six months of age with underlying medical conditions which predispose them to the risk of complications from influenza.

Information sheet - Recommendation for the use of Influenza vaccine

Links to external resources

Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition 2013 

National Immunisation Program Schedule from 1 July 2013

Immunise Australia Program - Department of Health

Immunisation Myths and Realities: responding to arguments against immunisation 5th edition

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) 

National HPV Vaccination Program Register

Strive for 5—National Vaccine Storage Guidelines

Communicable Disease Control - Health Protection Service, ACT Health

SA Immunication 'Catch-up' Calculator

ATAGI Statement - Updated recommendations for revaccination of adults with 23-valent pneumoccocal polysaccharide vaccine (23vPPV)

Why is Pneumovax23® vaccination recommended

APNA Immunisation online learning

Forms and Downloads

Report of an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI)

Adverse Event Following Immunisation - information sheet

Common observed reactions tear-off sheet

 

Last reviewed 17 November 2014