The influenza vaccine is expected to be available from April. The Federal Government’s Department of Health and Aged Care advises the vaccine is again free for people aged 65 and older.
This year the single vaccine covers several strains of the flu. In people aged 65-plus the Fluad Quad vaccine is recommended. Your body usually takes two to three weeks after vaccination to develop protection against influenza. The highest level of protection occurs in the first three to four months after vaccination.
Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about getting your vaccine.Posted by