COVID-19 and influenza: Adult vaccination just got more complicated for GPs

Immunisation advisers are warning the two vaccines shouldn’t be given together

New advice that COVID-19 vaccination should be separated from administration of influenza vaccine by at least 14 days has added another layer of complexity to the pandemic response for GPs.


The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) says its advice published on Tuesday is “conservative” and “precautionary” as there’s a lack of data on the subject.

Nevertheless, it was plausible that coadministration of the vaccines could reduce the immune response to one or both of them and might