Ministry of Health Immunisation Update 15 March 2019

Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
  • INFLUVAC® TETRA, for adults and children 3 years and over – deliveries are expected to begin in time for the start date of 1 April.
    • In contrast to previous years, claims for funded influenza vaccines given before 1 April will not be accepted.
  • FLUARIX® TETRA, for children under 3 years ie 6 to 35 months – Is expected to be available from mid-April.
  • The Ministry is working with Canterbury DHB to plan deliveries of influenza vaccine in that region to avoid overwhelming practice fridge capacity during their MMR campaign.