What influenza vaccines are available this year?

What influenza vaccines are available this year?

Answer: 

INFLUVAC® TETRA

For adults and children aged 3 years or older

FLUARIX® TETRA 

For children aged 6 months to under 3 years, i.e. 6–35 months

AFLURIA® QUAD

For adults and children aged 5 years or older

  • This is the free immunisation for adults and older children who are most at risk and meet the eligibility criteria set by PHARMAC
  • This vaccine may be used by companies and occupation health services that provide influenza immunisation in the workplace.
  • This vaccine may also be available to be purchased by or for adults and older children who are not eligible for free influenza immunisation.
  • Click on this link to read the Consumer Medicine Information sheet.

FLUQUADRI™

For adults and children aged 3 years or older

Based on advice from the World Health Organization, all the influenza vaccines available in the Southern Hemisphere in 2019 include the following four influenza strains:

  • 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