The number of Australian children under five receiving flu shots has jumped by 60% in a decade and the government is now planning to extend the program to a further 10,000 children.
The program, which began in Australia in 2012, is a key part of the country’s response to the pandemic.
The Government has already extended it to children between two and 18 years old, and more than 1.3 million Australians are receiving it.
The cost of the vaccine, which is sold by private and public health providers, has fallen significantly, and is expected to be $750 a dose in 2020.
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