There has been exceptionally high demand for the influenza vaccine across Australia in recent years with over 3 million doses of National Immunisation Program (NIP) influenza vaccine distributed during 2020 in NSW alone. NSW Health has developed this toolkit to assist providers with managing roll-out and implementation of their influenza vaccination program in 2023. Everyone 6 months and older is recommended to get an influenza vaccine each year. The vaccine is funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for people most at-risk of severe disease.
Influenza vaccines will be available on the private market and must be ordered through your wholesaler. General Practitioners (GP's) will be able to order NIP influenza vaccine for all NIP eligible cohorts. Pharmacist immunisers will be able to order NIP influenza vaccines for NIP eligible cohorts 5 years and older.