Ministry of Health policy statement on the annual Influenza Immunisation Programme start date
From 2019, the Annual Influenza Immunisation Programme will have a fixed start date of 1 April. In previous years, the programme started as soon as the influenza vaccine became available, generally by early March. The change to a fixed start date of 1 April is intended to ensure that the vaccine remains as effective as possible during the peak incidence of influenza, which in recent years has occurred in late winter.
Read the Ministry of Health policy statement by opening the document below or visit the Ministry of Health influenza webpage.