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All Australians should be offered free flu vaccines to prevent ‘disaster’, experts say

Influenza cases rise amid ongoing high Covid infections and hospital pressure sparking calls to increase vaccination rates

Medical professionals are ramping up calls for the flu vaccine to be made free nationwide, saying governments needed to think about the coming flu peak as a looming “disaster” as it coincides with ongoing high rates of Covid infection.

Queensland has already made the jab free amid soaring influenza rates in the state, while the New South Wales government is taking steps to follow suit amid unprecedented demand for its ambulance and hospital services.

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