Govt likely to fund high-strength flu vaccine for over-65s

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A high-strength flu vaccine for over-65s is likely to be added to the National Immunisation Program next month to prevent a repeat of last year’s ‘horror season’.

While submissions to fund Fluzone will go before the PBAC for formal approval in March, Australian Doctor has learned that its manufacturer, Sanofi, has already increased production of the vaccines to ensure they are available for the start of the flu season.

As part of the Federal Government's public health strategy, the PBAC is

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