Govt confirms free enhanced flu vaccines for older Australians
The RACGP has hit out at the Federal Government's pledge to fund free “enhanced" flu vaccines for the over-65s, claiming the move won't deliver herd immunity.
From April, Fluzone High Dose and Fluad will be added to the National Immunisation Program to prevent a repeat of last year’s horror season.
The Fluzone vaccine contains four times the haemagglutinin of the standard dose, protecting against two A lineages — H3N2 and H1N1 — and one B lineage.
Fluad is a trivalent vaccine containing an adjuvant to boost protection.
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