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).

2020 Influenza Immunisation Programme

Programme start date for eligible patients and healthcare workers is 18 March 2020

The 2020 Influenza Immunisation Programme has started for individuals who are eligible to receive a funded influenza vaccination, as they are at greatest risk of serious illness from influenza, and healthcare workers (not funded).

  • Funded influenza vaccine can be administered to eligible individuals aged 3 years or older and claimed from 18 March 2020.
  • Influenza vaccine for children aged 6–35 months will be available from 1 April 2020.
  • Pharmacist vaccinators with a contract to administer funded influenza vaccines can administer and claim for influenza vaccination of eligible individuals aged 13 years and over from 18 March 2020.
  • The Ministry of Health asks that general practices, pharmacies and occupational health providers defer administration of purchased (non-funded) influenza vaccines until mid-April, to allow eligible individuals and healthcare workers to have priority access to influenza vaccination.

Resources

   Summary of 2020 funded influenza vaccines – updated 1 April 2020 to include INFLUVAC® TETRA, AFLURIA® QUAD and AFLURIA® QUAD JUNIOR.

   Influenza vaccine order form for faxed orders – updated 31 March 2020 due to a temporary influenza vaccine brand change to INFLUVAC® TETRA for children aged 3 years or older and adults, including pregnant women.

IMAC Position Statement   Observation period post-influenza vaccination – 13 years and above

General practice, Pharmacists, occupational and DHB vaccinators
Influenza Immunisation Programme packs

  • Please check your mail or PO box for your Programme pack.
  • If you have NOT received your programme pack, please click on the resource order form in the 'resource section'.  You can order a range of printed resources, including this year's flu kit booklet 2020 Everything you need to know about FLU

Midwives/LMCs
Influenza Immunisation Programme packs

  • ​Please check your mail or PO box for your Programme pack.
  • AFTER TUESDAY 31 March and you have checked your mail or PO box – if your Programme pack has not arrived

Resource orders

  • Orders for Influenza Immunisation Programme resources can be placed from the Resources page on this website.
  • Orders for HealthEd resources can be placed from www.healthed.govt.nz.
 

Webinar – 2020 Influenza Immunisation Programme

 WATCH the FLU WEBINAR held on Wednesday 25 March

In preparation for this year's Influenza Immunisation Programme, the topics covered included:

  • Vaccines and strains for the 2020 season
  • Priority groups and timing
  • Ordering
  • Media and promotion
  • COVID-19 and influenza
  • Answers to lots of participant questions about delivering this year's Programme

The webinar recording is shown on The Immunisation Advisory Centre's Vimeo channel.