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Influenza vaccination - expanded eligibility criteria

Influenza vaccination - expanded eligibility criteria

Monday, June 27, 2022

PHARMAC schedule additional wording is:

- People under 65 years of age who have any of the following serious mental health conditions:

  • schizophrenia, or
  • major depressive disorder, or
  • bipolar disorder, or
  • schizoaffective disorder, or
  • are currently accessing secondary or tertiary mental health and addiction services; or

- Children 3 to 12 years of age (inclusive), from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022

See schedule.pharmac.govt.nz/ScheduleOnline.php?osq=Influenza%20vaccine&code=C4525013804

Also see the NZ Government media release here beehive.govt.nz/release/more-free-flu-vaccines-and-second-covid-19-booster-groups-risk-hospitalisation