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 and 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.



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