Influenza information for health professionals

Kia ora, this website supports New Zealand health professionals to promote and deliver annual influenza immunisations.

For healthcare worker clinical queries: call 0800 IMMUNE (466 863) or email
Consumers: call Healthline on 0800 611 116

2023 Influenza Immunisation Programme

HERE NOW:    - FLU2023 webinar from 21 March  
                         - Summary of 2023 influenza vaccines
                         -  Flu kit booklet - FLU2023 Essential information for health professional (also see 21/3/23 news item below)

This website will be progressively updated to 2023 information.

Providers can email queries about the Influenza Immunisation Programme to the Ministry of Health at

Latest updates and news

March 21, 2023

Update to flu kit booklet information

There are some updates to information contained in the 2023 Flu kit booklet titled 'FLU2023 Essential information for health professionals.'

March 2, 2023

Pharmac confirms widened access for the funded flu vaccine

Te Pātaka Whaioranga – Pharmac is widening access to the annual funded flu vaccine to tamariki aged 6 months to 12 years, and will again offer it to Māori and Pacific peoples who are 55 to 64 years of age for the 2023 flu season.