Annual Funded Influenza Program: 2023 South Australia Schedule
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South Australian vaccine schedule for the annual funded influenza program
Influenza (flu) vaccination is recommended every year for people 6 months of age and over, to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with flu.
As the strains of the flu virus can change from year to year, receiving a flu vaccine every year provides the best protection against current influenza virus strains.
The best time to vaccinate is autumn, but flu vaccines can be given at any time during the flu season while the vaccine is available. It usually takes up to two weeks for the flu vaccine to provide protection.
All funded vaccines available for use in Australia for the 2023 influenza season are quadrivalent (four strains - two influenza A and two influenza B) and contain the following strains:
For information on the vaccines available as part of the National Immunisation Program see the Annual Funded Influenza Program 2023 South Australia Schedule (PDF 59KB).
In 2023, free flu vaccination is available for the following people who are at greater risk of disease and developing complications if they get flu:
Adults and children who are experiencing homelessness and are not eligible for free flu vaccines under the NIP are eligible to receive free flu vaccines under the state funded program.
People with egg allergy, including a history of anaphylaxis, can be safety vaccinated with flu vaccines. You do not have to be vaccinated in a hospital setting. If you have an egg allergy please discuss this with your immunisation provider.
All funded flu vaccines available in Australia in 2023 are latex-free.
To receive the annual flu vaccine, contact your doctor, local council, community health centre, Aboriginal health centre or an approved pharmacy. For further information on immunisation providers, see the Immunisation services page.
For further information on the annual funded flu programs, contact your local doctor or immunisation provider.