Flu Vaccinations 2022

Flu Vaccine: Combats resurgence of the Flu in 2022

With the Flu season around the corner it is time to start thinking how we can start preparing for it.

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Influenza vaccine strains included in the 2022 Southern Hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccines:

Egg-based Flu Vaccines Cell-based Flu Vaccines
A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like-virus A/Wisconsin/588/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like-virus
A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like-virus A/Darwin/6/2021 (H3N2)-like-virus
B/Austria/1359417/2021-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus B/Austria/1359417/2021-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus
B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus

The following groups of patients are eligible to receive free government funded flu vaccinations:

Individuals 6 months and older with medical conditions that place them at risk for complications of influenza, including:

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What does this mean for the patient?

If a patient is eligible and has signs of a chronic disease such as arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancercardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes or mental health conditions. Depending on their prognosis they can now access the following over the phone:

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