Influenza information for health professionals

2023 Influenza Immunisation Programme - Immunisation Advisory Centre


Summary and quick reference from Flu kit booklet - FLU2023 Essential information for health professional


The 2023 Influenza Immunisation Programme starts on 1 April 2023.

The Influenza Immunisation Programme runs until 31 December 2023 for all groups.


2023 eligibility for funded influenza vaccination

Funded influenza vaccinations are available for those who meet Pharmac’s eligibility criteria:

  • pregnant people
  • people aged 65 years and older
  • Māori and Pacific peoples aged 55 to 64 years
  • tamariki aged 6 months to 12 years (inclusive)
  • people aged 6 months to under 65 years with eligible conditions*
  • people aged 6 months to under 65 years with serious mental health and addiction conditions

*See page 6 for a list of eligible conditions.


Four quadrivalent influenza vaccines for 2023

  • AFLURIA® QUAD for children and adults, aged from 3 years
  • AFLURIA® QUAD JUNIOR for children aged under 3 years, ie, 6–35 months
  • FLUAD® QUAD is unfunded only, approved for use in adults aged 65 years or older
  • FLUQUADRI™ is unfunded only, approved for use in children and adults, 6 months of age and older

See page 8 for Summary of 2023 Influenza Vaccines table.



Resources | Influenza - Immunisation & Vaccination Info, NSIG New Zealand

Influenza 2023 – Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand

Influenza - Ministry of Health

Influenza information for health professional - Immunisation Advisory Centre - Immunisation Advisory Centre