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ATAGI clinical advice on seasonal influenza vaccines in 2021
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has released its advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of 2021 seasonal influenza vaccines. Read about the key points and updates for the 2021 influenza season, available vaccines, timing of vaccination and eligibility for free flu vaccine under the National Immunisation Program here.
ATAGI advice on influenza and COVID-19 vaccines
ATAGI has also released advice on the relative timing of administering influenza and COVID-19 vaccines in 2021. Access it here.
Influenza fact sheet and FAQs
We have updated our Influenza fact sheet, FAQ and Influenza vaccination during COVID-19 - FAQs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people resource with the latest information. Access these resources here.
Vaccines from community pharmacy - at a glance
Several states have amended their legislation to allow more people to get more vaccines at pharmacies. Accordingly, we have updated our "Vaccines from community pharmacy - at a glance" resource. Find out who can get vaccinated at a community pharmacy here.
Australian Government Department of Health
2021 influenza vaccines – Clinical advice for vaccination providers
2021 seasonal influenza vaccines – eligibility through the National Immunisation Program
Influenza and pertussis vaccines for pregnant women – clinical advice for vaccination providers
Other influenza resources
States and territories
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland
South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
Therapeutic Goods Administration
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) monitors vaccine safety in Australia. Report an adverse event following immunisation to your state/territory contact here.
AusVaxSafety, Australia's leading active vaccine safety surveillance system, conducts active surveillance of adverse events following influenza vaccination. Access safety data here.
Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI)
Resources from Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) support healthcare professionals talking to parents about immunisation. New SKAI resources have been especially designed to support parents' influenza vaccination information needs, and guide them in their decision to vaccinate. The new resources include:
NCIRS, Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth St, Westmead Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145 Tel (612) 9845 1433 | Fax (612) 9845 1418 | ABN 53 188 579 090
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