In Australia, the usual flu season spans from June to September. Research suggests that vaccine immunity may diminish after a few months. Therefore, it is crucial to time the influenza immunization appropriately, ideally in late April or May.”
The flu vaccine is recommended for individuals aged six months and older. Under the National Immunisation Program, it is provided free of charge to individuals at high risk of influenza and its associated complications.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait people aged six months to less than five years
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are aged 15 years and over
- Pregnant Women
- People aged 65 years and over
- People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza