Should elderly people have flu shots?
Post Date
23rd April 2014
Should elderly people have flu shots?

Q Should elderly people have flu shots?
A With the majority of deaths from influenza occurring in men and women over 65 years of age, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over 50, the Federal Government’s Immunise Australia Program advises the elderly to have the flu shot every year. The vaccine is provided free to this age group, who are also at high risk of complications from influenza, including pneumonia, heart, blood system and liver complications.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.immunise.health.gov.au
www.nps.org.au