Delay to Supply of Influenza Vaccines in 2015

Megan Reilly

There will be a delay to the start of the National Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Program in 2015.  There are no firm dates yet for when vaccines will be available, but it is not likely to be until April.  More information will be provided in February.

The 2015 southern hemisphere influenza vaccine will contain two different strains to the 2014 vaccine, and this double-strain change has resulted in manufacturing delays.

Please see additional information in the attached letter below:

AS Letter to stakeholders re vaccine delay

The attached poster below can be used to alert patients/clients/residents of this delay:

Vaccine delay poster