Calls for a second shot of flu vaccine for at-risk patients

But Immunisation Coalition chair says there's no evidence to support such a move

Amid warnings of a bad flu season, some prominent doctors are suggesting that patients who had their flu vaccine early should see their GP for a second dose.


Chair of the AMA council of general practice Dr Richard Kidd says at-risk patients who received the shot before the first week of May “should think about getting a second dose”.

“There is evidence after a few months the flu protection appears to wane for some people.”

Vulnerable groups include those with chronic diseases, on steroids or with severe immunity problems, he says.

These individuals would have to pay