Influenza (Flu) vaccination in 202124-03-2021
Vaccination against influenza remains important this year. Vaccination experts recommend influenza vaccination for all people aged 6 months and over. The National Immunisation Program (NIP) funds influenza vaccines for people most at risk.
Influenza vaccines are available from late March 2021
Timing influenza vaccination with COVID-19 vaccination
This year both influenza and COVID-19 vaccines will be available in Australia. It is important to plan your vaccination timing to give the best protection against both of these potentially serious diseases.
It is not recommend to schedule an influenza vaccine with a COVID-19 vaccine on the same day. An interval of at least 14 days between a dose of influenza vaccine and a dose of COVID-19 vaccine is advised. This 14 day interval is the same for either the Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine or the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.