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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
Australia is on track for a record number of flu vaccinations in 2019 with an additional 400,000 flu vaccines to be brought into Australia over the coming weeks to meet unprecedented demand.
Australians who are living with, or are at risk of macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older people will soon benefit from a $3 million investment by the Australian Government.
Australia experienced the lowest rates of the influenza since 2013 after a record 11 million Australians got a flu jab, nearly a third more than the previous year.
The Australian Government and beyondblue will provide a total of $5 million for research to help improve mental illness among our older Australia.
The Australian Government will provide funding for the development of a national action plan to better support patients with macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss among older Australians.
The provision of influenza vaccination programs to all staff in residential aged care homes will be compulsory, as the Australian Government moves to maximise protection for senior Australians ahead of this year’s this flu season.
The Australian Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over three million Australians aged 65 years and over — free of charge.