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​Vaccination against influenza this year is even more important. Over the COVID-19 period there has been lower exposure to influenza virus and lower levels of influenza vaccine coverage compared to previous years. With borders reopening a possible resurgence of influenza can occur in 2022.

​The following individuals in WA are eligible to receive government funded vaccine:

·         persons 65 years or older

·         children and primary school-aged children 6 months to students in year 6

·         pregnant women (any trimester)

·         Aboriginal people 6 months and older

·         individuals 6 months and older with medical conditions that place them

          at risk for complications of influenza, including:

o    cardiac disease

o    chronic respiratory conditions

o    chronic neurological conditions

o    impaired immunity

o    diabetes and other metabolic disorders

o    renal disease

o    haematological disorders

o    children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long-term aspirin therapy.

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