Seasonal influenza vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

26 February 2019

Seasonal influenza vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Following a submission from the Chief Medical Officer, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended the listing of a free seasonal influenza vaccine for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 5-14 years. This recommendation will close the gap in eligibility and will mean that from this 2019 influenza season, all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged 6 months and older will be eligible for a free seasonal influenza vaccine through the National Immunisation Program.

See the full media release by Minister for Health pdf here. (238 KB)