Promoting and supporting influenza immunisation
This website and the national annual influenza promotional campaign is brought to you by The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) and the National Influenza Strategy Group (NISG).
2019 Influenza Immunisation Programme
Influenza vaccine supply
Click this link Influenza vaccine supply Hot Topic on The Immunisation Advisory Centre website for the latest information.
12 August 2019
FLUQUADRI vaccine, approved for use in individuals’ age 3 years and older, continues to be available for ordering from HCL. During August, the minimum order is 20 doses and maximum order is 30 doses. FLUQUADRI is supplied with separate needles for attachment at time of administration.
In the August Immunisation Update, the Ministry of Health advised that the additional stock of FLUQUADRI is expected to be sufficient to continue vaccination to the end of the 2019 influenza season. They are no longer asking providers to prioritise stock for higher-risk people.
FLUARUX TETRA continues to be the only vaccine approved for use in children aged under 3 years. Practices that do not have FLUARIX TETRA stock will be unable to administer an influenza vaccine to children aged 6–35 months
- FLUQUADRI can be ordered, with a minimum order of 20 doses and maximum order of 30 doses.
- No FLUARIX TETRA is available to order.
- No INFLUVAC TETRA is available to order.
- No AFLURIA QUAD is available to order.
Please call your Immunisation Co-ordinator (not 0800 IMMUNE) if you have any questions about available stock in your area.
2019 Flu Kit
Please note: An erratum has been published for the Flu Kit Booklet 2019. To view the erratum please click here.