Kids flu jab rates increase fivefold thanks to state vaccine programs

But experts say there is still room for improving coverage this winter
Jocelyn Wright
Child flu

Flu vaccine coverage increased fivefold for non-Indigenous children under the age of five last year as a result of state-funded vaccination programs, with experts dubbing the results an early success.

But they say there is still room for improvement in getting kids under five vaccinated against flu this winter and ensuring it is recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).