Influenza vaccination coverage data

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Influenza vaccination coverage in Australia during the influenza season in 2024, compared with coverage in 2020–2023
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These data, from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), have been calculated:

  • based on the proportion of AIR-registered, Medicare-eligible people recorded as having received at least one dose of influenza vaccine since 1 March 2024 (or in the same period during 2020–2023)
  • by age at vaccination 
  • by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
  • by state/territory of residence (for 2024 data only). 

AIR population denominators for 2024 are presented as at the date of data extraction; for 2020–2023, they are presented as at 30 June of the relevant year.

Influenza (‘flu’) vaccination is recommended for all Australians aged 6 months and over. The vaccine is strongly recommended – and provided free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) – for:  

  • people at increased risk of complications from influenza, including adults aged 65 years and over 
  • children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • pregnant women
  • people aged 6 months and over with certain medical conditions

However, flu can also be serious in healthy people of any age, and the flu vaccine is usually available to anyone 6 months of age and over for a small cost. 

NCIRS has commenced reporting of influenza vaccination coverage for the 2024 influenza season, which will continue until the end of August. 

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