Flu Vaccines - Limited Quantity

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR FREE SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION FOR 2020:

  • Pregnant women (any trimester)

  • People aged 65 years and older

  • People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed below

  • Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness

  • People under 65 years of age who:

Have any of the following cardiovascular diseases:

  • ischaemic heart disease, or
  • congestive heart failure, or
  • rheumatic heart disease, or
  • congenital heart disease, or
  • cerebrovascular disease, 

Have any if the following chronic respiratory diseases:

  • asthma, if on a regular preventative therapy, or
  • other chronic respiratory disease with impaired lung function function
  • (a) or  have diabetes; or
  •  have chronic renal disease; or
  •  have any cancer, please refer to the vaccine precaution below#, excluding basal and squamous skin
  •   cancers if not invasive; or• have any of the following other conditions:
  •       autoimmune disease(b), or
  •       immune suppression or immune deficiency, or
  •       HIV, or transplant recipients, or
  • neuromuscular and CNS diseases/disorders(c), or
  • haemoglobinopathies(d), or
  • children on long term aspirin, or
  • a cochlear implant, or
  • error of metabolism at risk of major metabolic decompensation, or
  • pre and post splenectomy, or
  • Down syndrome, or
  • pregnant women (any trimester); or
  • children aged four years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of
  • significant respiratory illness

 

The following conditions are excluded from funding:

  • asthma not requiring regular preventative therapy
  • hypertension and/or dyslipidaemia without evidence of end-organ disease