GPs urged to ration flu vaccines amid shortage

Reinforcements are said to be on the way

GPs are being advised to prioritise flu vaccines for those most vulnerable as the Federal Government scrambles to boost supplies to accommodate unprecedented public demand.

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The Victorian health department says it has run out of adult vaccine, including the enhanced trivalent stock for over-65s, and there’s only limited stock of paediatric vaccine available for order, “due to unprecedented demand across Australia”.

The chief health officer, Professor Charles Guest, told immunisation providers in an alert on Friday that children younger than five and people vulnerable to influenza