First season for quadrivalent flu vaccines

The seasonal flu vaccination program will start a month later than usual this year, with quadrivalent vaccines available on private prescription for the first time, the Department of Health has announced.

The starting date for the National Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Program has been announced as 20 April 2015, instead of the usual start date of 15 March.

The month-long delay to the start of the flu vaccination program has been caused by supply problems