GPs caught off guard by quadrivalent vax switch

GPs have been caught off guard by the government’s decision to provide quadrivalent influenza vaccine this year, potentially leaving pre-ordered trivalent vaccine stocks to languish in the fridge.

The use of quadrivalent vaccine for the National Immunisation Program means a month’s delay in the roll-out for the second consecutive year, leaving patients unprotected.

Townsville GP Dr Maggie Mackay has