Are GPs wasting their time with flu vax program? This expert says no
Not all agree. For Professor Allen Cheng, the arguments are wrong-headed. Here, he explains his reasoning.
Readers of Professor Del Mar's article may come away thinking that the flu vaccine is useless.
The national program, which provides free vaccine, aims to protect individuals who are at high risk (chronic illness, pregnant women, Indigenous Australians) from severe disease.
We strongly recommend that these high-risk groups still receive influenza vaccine.
However, there are still benefits in other groups getting vaccinated, even healthy adults and children.