Super flu vaccines for over-65s now available in Australia

Two ground-breaking flu vaccines are now available for free to Australians aged 65 and over. Health authorities introduced the ‘super vaccines’ targeted at this age group in response to last year’s deadly flu season. Of the 1100 influenza-associated deaths recorded in 2017, 90 per cent were in the elderly. With winter less than two months away, the federal government on Wednesday encouraged older Australians to take advantage of the enhanced vaccines.