01 May 2014
May 1, 2014

Flu Vaccine and Influenza

There have been 41,336 notifications of Influenza in Australia since March 2012 with 13% or 5443 cases being in Victoria. There are many more cases than notifications as often people may not seek medical attention or are not routinely tested for influenza when they present. Australia and Victoria has an extended influenza season with cases.. read more →

01 May 2014
May 1, 2014

Flu Vaccine Season

A Flu Vaccination is recommended in autumn to allow time for immunity to be strengthened before the flu season starts. The 2013 seasonal influenza vaccine contains the same influenza strains used in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Although the influenza strains are unchanged, annual vaccination is recommended because immunity to influenza immunity decreases over time.. read more →