The Immunisation Coalition is launching the inaugural national INFLUENZA ACTION WEEK in April 2021.
Know the facts, fight the flu
The Influenza Action Week (IAW) is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination in a pandemic world. The information provided is based on current scientific evidence. The week will commence on Monday, 26th April with various activities for the general public, as well as healthcare professionals. The week will close with a national, free Influenza Vaccination Day on Friday, 30th April 2021.
Information about planned activities, as well as tools and materials for organisations to join the awareness campaign, is available below and will be updated regularly.
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Influenza is not simply a “bad cold”, it can result in serious health complications and can lead to hospitalisation and even death. In a typical year, influenza is responsible for around 18,000 hospital admissions and more fatalities than the national road toll. See more facts about influenza here.
Free influenza vaccination clinics will take place at the Melbourne Town Hall and Sydney Town Hall on Friday 30th April 2021. Vaccination will be offered to anyone over the age of 18 years of age. Some pre bookings will be made available, as well as provision for walk-ins on the day. More free influenza vaccination clinics will be arranged in other capital cities where possible. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
More information to follow