Australia to Begin H1N1 Vaccination

29 September 2009 (Last Updated September 29th, 2009 18:30)

The Australian Government has announced that health centres across the state of New South Wales will offer the H1N1 influenza vaccine from 30 September. The State Vaccine Centre has received more than 1,300 orders for the vaccine from general practices, private hospitals, aged care facili

The Australian Government has announced that health centres across the state of New South Wales will offer the H1N1 influenza vaccine from 30 September.

The State Vaccine Centre has received more than 1,300 orders for the vaccine from general practices, private hospitals, aged care facilities and public health facilities, the government said.

NSW Health has partnered with GP groups and Aboriginal Medical Services to provide the vaccine in areas where access to primary care services is difficult.

The vaccine will be provided to people aged ten years and above, with priority being given to frontline healthcare staff and people with underlying chronic conditions.