Flu Shot 2018
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2018 flu shots are offered free for everyone at Avoca Street Medical Centre. However, you must consult our doctors to be able to get vaccinated.
We recommend getting your flu shot from late April to mid May as vaccine effectiveness may start waning after 4 to 5 months.
The TGA adopt the WHO recommendation issued for the 2018 Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccines.
The recommended composition of quadrivalent influenza vaccine for Australia in 2018 introduces a new A (H3N2) like virus strain when compared to the composition of the trivalent and quadrivalent vaccines for Australia in 2017.
In 2018 there will only be Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccines available in Australia. This will be the first time that the Trivalent Vaccine will not be available to the Australian market (either public or private).
The quadrivalent influenza vaccine components for the Australian 2018 influenza season will contain the following:
The Committee’s recommendation for the composition of influenza vaccines for Australia in 2018 introduces a new A (H3N2) like virus strain when compared to the composition of the trivalent and quadrivalent vaccines for Australia in 2018.
- A (H1N1): an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09 like virus
- A (H3N2): an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2) like virus
- B: a B/Phuket/3073/2013 like virus
- B: a B/Brisbane/60/2008 like virus
NSW government offers Free INFLUENZA Vaccine for the following groups:
- All people aged 65 years and older;
- Aboriginal people aged 6 months to less than 5 years and 15 years to 64 years;
- All people aged 6 months to 64 years who are at risk of severe outcomes from seasonal influenza, such as those with chronic conditions (including cardiac disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and renal failure);
- Children under the age of five;
- Pregnant women.
However, flu shots are offered free for everyone at Avoca Street Medical Centre.
The new vaccines – Fluad® and Fluzone High Dose® – were registered in Australia to specifically provide increased protection for people aged 65 years and older.
Two doses of influenza vaccine at least four weeks apart are recommended for eligible children aged from 6 months to under 9 years who are receiving influenza vaccine for the first time.
|6 mo - 3yrs||YES||
|Over 3 years||YES||YES||
|Over 18 yrs||YES||YES||YES||
|Over 65 yrs||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES
Download Flu vaccination fact sheet
The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.