Flu Vaccine 2020

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Influenza Vaccine Composition 2020 – Southern Hemisphere/Australia The formulation of influenza vaccines for use in Australia is determined each year by the Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) based on information and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). A meeting of the AIVC was held on 9th October 2019 where the expert committee reviewed and… Read more »

2019 Statement from The Immunisation Coalition on Flu Vaccination

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Statement – 16 March 2019 The Immunisation Coalition (IC) recommends influenza vaccination as the safest way to protect the public against influenza. Influenza vaccine is funded as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for at risk groups, including people 65 and over, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions. The IC concurs with… Read more »

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s a regime everyone can squeeze in

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For those of us who are time poor, high intensity exercise can be incorporated into our daily routines. Shutterstock Emmanuel Stamatakis, University of Sydney Have you recently carried heavy shopping bags up a few flights of stairs? Or run the last 100 metres to the station to catch your train? If you have, you may… Read more »

Vaccines have health effects beyond protecting against target diseases

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Child ready to receive measles vaccine, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Christine Stabell Benn, Author provided Christine Stabell Benn, University of Southern Denmark A measles vaccine protects against measles infection. By introducing a bit of weakened virus, the immune system learns how to deal with it, so when a real measles virus comes along, it can eliminate it…. Read more »

2019 Flu vaccine recommendations from WHO

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  The WHO (World Health Organisation) recently released its recommendations for the 2019 flu vaccine: an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus; an A/Switzerland/8060/2017 (H3N2)-like virus; a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage); and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage). This represents 2 strain changes from this years (2018) flu vaccine. WHO convenes in February and September each year to… Read more »

Effectiveness of the flu vaccine: RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

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Fact check: Are your chances of getting the flu after a vaccination only decreased by 1 to 2 per cent? Updated Thu at 11:33am PHOTO: Professor of Public Health at Bond University, Chris Del Mar, has called into question the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine. (ABC News: Aneeta Bhole) The claim Australia is well into the midst of… Read more »