2019 influenza vaccination

26 March 2019

General practices are advised that 2019 influenza vaccines are available to pre-order via NSW Vaccine Centre online ordering system. Vaccine deliveries will commence from mid-April 2019, however practices should not schedule Flu clinics prior to 1 May as guarantees on delivery cannot be made.

A NSW Health ‘Influenza Vaccination Provider Toolkit’ is available to support immunisation providers to order sufficient amounts of influenza vaccine, manage their vaccine stock and implement their flu vaccination program. Please ensure that any 2018 influenza vaccines are discarded appropriately post expiry.

Annual vaccination is recommended for anyone six months of age and older, as the virus changes each year.

Those eligible for free influenza vaccination in NSW include:

  • all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People from 6 months of age
  • people 65 years and over (trivalent vaccine)
  • pregnant women
  • all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions

For more information on 2019 Influenza please visit our website.

CESPHN is holding a series of 2019 Immunisation updates for general practitioners, nurses and pharmacists with topics including the 2019 influenza season, maternal vaccinations and more.

There are two remaining events:

  • Wednesday 8 May at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Camperdown
  • Thursday 16 May at Club Central Hurstville

To register please visit our events page.