PBAC backs free flu vaccine for all young children

Victoria has seen 20 times the number of laboratory-confirmed paediatric cases compared with last year

Update 4pm, 26 August: The Department of Health has confirmed it will work to make the vaccine available before the 2020 flu season.

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All Australian children aged under five will soon have access to federal government-funded quadrivalent flu vaccine, following a recommendation from the PBAC. 

The recommendation to add Sanofi-Aventis’ quadrivalent vaccine, Vaxigrip Tetra, to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) also extends the eligible population to include all children between the ages of six