As cases soar, RACGP wants free flu vaccinations for all

It would cost far less than hospital care, college says.

The RACGP is calling for the $10 influenza vaccination to be made free for all Australians as the number of cases and deaths continue to climb.

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The number of notified laboratory confirmed cases of influenza are almost three times higher than last year, according to the latest figures.

Victoria is one of the worst-hit states. There have been 97 fatal flu cases this year so far, largely in nursing home residents.

However, children are also being affected, with eight