Influenza vaccination this winter

WA Health has launched the annual influenza prevention campaign to encourage Western Australians to get vaccinated ahead of winter.

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For the past two years we have been relatively protected from influenza, however with interstate and international travel open, we are predicting higher cases of influenza this year. People are encouraged to get their seasonal influenza vaccine now to ensure they are protected before influenza season begins and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any recommended booster doses.

As of 15 May, 440,018 West Australians had received a 2022 influenza vaccination.

The influenza vaccination is recommended for people aged from 6 months and is free for people considered most at-risk of complications including children, pregnant women, seniors, and Aboriginal people. There is particular concern for children under 3 who have never lived through an influenza season before or gained immunity to the virus.

Please strongly encourage individuals in these groups to be vaccinated against influenza.

The influenza vaccination can be co-administered on the same day as the COVID-19 vaccination as advised by the Australian Technical Advisory Group (ATAGI)

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