Flu Vaccinations 2022

by | Mar 28, 2022 | Uncategorized

Flu Vaccinations are available in clinic from April 1, 2022. Below is a brief explanation regarding the virus strains and the vaccines used to help fight them, for a complete resource regarding influenza and the vaccines please refer to www.influenza.org.nz. Please ring us at PH 418 3832 to book in for an appointment.

Influenza strains in vaccine:

New Zealand’s 2022 flu vaccine will protect against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:

A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus
B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus
B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

Funded vaccines for those that meet the 2022 PHARMAC eligibility criteria:

  • AFLURIA QUAD – for children and adults, aged from 3 years
  • AFLURIA QUAD JUNIOR – for children aged under 3 years, i.e. 6–35 months

Unfunded vaccines available for 2022:

(Please let reception know when booking if you prefer this vaccine as this might need to be ordered in first)

  • FLUAD QUAD – for >= 65 years. Has an adjuvant that stimulates an immune response to get similar effectiveness as for younger people
  • FLUQUADRI – from > 6months of age and older