Flu season cause for concern

The National Immunisation Program should include the influenza vaccine, say paediatricians concerned about Australia’s low immunisation rate for at-risk children.

Meanwhile, they want GPs to intervene to improve take-up rates before this year’s flu season takes hold with Influenza Type A (including the subtypes of H1N1 and H3N2).

An Australian study shows almost 60% of children with high-risk conditions such as severe respiratory disease, diabetes, cancer and other illnesses that impair their immunity are missing out on the