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Funded influenza vaccines for 2019
 

INFLUVAC® TETRA (quadrivalent)
Funded if administered to eligible adults and children aged 3 years or older, from 1 April through 31 December.

FLUARIX® TETRA (quadrivalent)
Funded if administered to eligible children aged under 3 years, i.e. 6–35 months, from 1 April through 31 December.

The influenza strains included in the 2019 quadrivalent vaccines are the:

•A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
•A/Switzerland/8060/2017 (H3N2)-like virus
•B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus
•B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

 

Extension to the end of the Influenza Immunisation Programme

The funded influenza vaccine will be available until 31 December each year from now on (pregnant women, those aged 65 years and over and those aged under 65 years with certain medical conditions) and who were not vaccinated before or during winter.
 

 For influenza information for Health Professionals, please visit the Ministry of Health website

The National Influenza Strategy Group website also has information for health professionals.

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