14 April, 2024

Get your flu protection underway

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia urges prompt flu vaccinations due to a surge in cases nationwide.

Get your flu protection underway - feature photo

In the first quarter of 2024, 26,836 influenza cases were reported, double compared to last year.

Pharmacy Guild National President Professor Trent Twomey stresses early vaccination, with the flu season typically spanning from May to October.

Vaccines for 2024 are available in community pharmacies nationwide.

Queensland residents of all ages receive free shots until September 30.

Twomey emphasizes early vaccination’s importance in protecting against flu and its complications, with peak effectiveness within the first three to four months post-administration.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation recommends re-vaccination for those vaccinated in late 2023.

Flu vaccines can be given alongside other vaccines.

The Australian Government funds influenza vaccines under the National Immunisation Program.

For appointments or more information, consult your community pharmacist or visit


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