Can I have both the COVID-19 & Influenza Vaccines?
Advice from Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is that there is no required timeframe to wait between the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines. This means if you have a COVID-19 vaccine planned for a similar time to your Influenza Vaccine they can be co-administered (given on the same day).
Is the flu a serious disease?
YES. The flu is a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening disease. It is not the same as the
common cold and has the potential to take up to a number of weeks to recover.
Can receiving the flu shot give me the flu?
NO. The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu as it is not a live vaccine.
If I am young and healthy, do I need to be vaccinated?
YES. Being fit and healthy does not prevent you from catching the flu.
Egg-based quadrivalent vaccine
AIVC Recommendations for the Composition of Influenza Vaccines for Australia in 2023 | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2023 southern hemisphere influenza season (who.int)
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