New ‘enhanced’ flu vaccines for over 65s

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The Australian Government has announced that it will be providing two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to all Australians aged 65 years and over from April 2018.

These new vaccines – Fluad® and Fluzone High Dose® – are designed to provide increased protection for people aged 65 years and older by generating a strong immune response and are more effective for this age group in protecting against influenza. These vaccines have been specifically made for the elderly, as their immune system respond less effectively to vaccines.

More information can be found at the goverment’s Department of Health website.