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.
There are some updates to information contained in the 2023 Flu kit booklet titled 'FLU2023 Essential information for health professionals.'
There are changes to the post-vaccination waiting times for concomitant influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations.
The High-Risk Groups section on pages 4 & 5 of the flu kit booklet now includes a Mental Health subsection.
Te Whatu Ora's National Immunisation Programme team is continually updating the range of immunisation resources. Many are available to order in hardcopy.