From next week, packs of the prescription-only medication, Tamiflu (oseltamivir), an oral antiviral used to treat and prevent influenza A and B infections, are being sent to residential aged care facilities in a one-off pre-placement.
This stock is being pre-placed to ensure access to supplies at the commencement of this year’s flu season.
Information for aged care providers
- Responsibilities of approved providers – Use of Tamiflu in residential aged care – Winter 2022
- Test and treat pathway for influenza in residential aged care