This year, two quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) will be available free of charge to eligible people under the National Immunisation Program:
- Sanofi’s FluQuadri® Junior for children under three years of age.
- GSK’s Fluarix ® Tetra for people aged three years and older.
Trivalent influenza vaccines (TIVs) will not be provided under the National Immunisation Program in 2016. TIVs and QIVs will be available to purchase on the private market.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends the use of QIVs in preference to TIVs. However, TIVs are an acceptable alternative particularly if QIVs are not available.