Thursday, 28 May 2020

Record flu vaccines in 2020 to protect Australians

An additional two million flu vaccines will available from this week bringing the total number available in 2020 to a record 18 million.

This is up from 13.2 million flu vaccines in 2019, 11 million in 2018 and almost 10 million more than the 8.3 million flu vaccines provided in 2017.

Vaccinating against the flu saves and protects lives and is particularly important this year due to COVID-19.

Whilst flu vaccination does not prevent against COVID-19, a flu vaccination is critical to protecting the general health of Australians from influenza.

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