Free flu vaccine for the middle-aged ‘cost-effective’

Researchers have factored in savings from fewer myocardial infarctions
middle-aged woman with flu

Expanding Australia’s free influenza vaccination program to cover all adults from age 50 could be cost-effective and reduce the burden of hospitalisation for acute myocardial infarction, a study suggests.

People in this age group can only receive the vaccine on the NIP if they are at high risk due to medical conditions, with free vaccine available once people reach 65.