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Timing of influenza vaccination in an Australian community-based surveillance system, 2010-2014.

Coghlan B, Carlson S, Leder K, Dalton C, Cheng AC

Abstract

In Australia, the National Immunisation Program provides influenza vaccine free to people at highrisk of severe influenza including the elderly, anyone with an underlying medical condition, pregnant women, Indigenous Australians and nursing homes residents. This program aims to deliver the seasonal influenza vaccine to these groups before the onset of the influenza season, typically between March and May of each year. The timing of vaccination is important for a number of reasons.

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  • Journal: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Reports
  • Published: 30/09/2016
  • Volume: 40
  • Issue: 3
  • Pagination: E347-350

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