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ATAGI advice on seasonal influenza vaccines in 2021 – December 2021 update

This is an update to the statement which was published in March 2021 and updated in July 2021.

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Publication date: 
7 December 2021
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has developed advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of 2021 seasonal influenza vaccines.

It includes information about:

  • the influenza vaccines available for use in Australia in 2021, by age
  • influenza virus strains included in the 2021 seasonal influenza vaccines
  • timing of vaccination, including timing of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines
  • vaccination for pregnant women
  • eligibility for influenza vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP)
  • medical conditions that are associated with an increased risk of influenza complications.