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The Jigsaw of Influenza Vaccination in Australia: Fitting the pieces 20 years on
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the first publicly funded initiative for influenza vaccines in adults aged ≥65 years. Two decades on, Australia now has a world-class influenza vaccination policy and practice. Following the horror season in 2017, two new influenza vaccines (high dose or adjuvanted formulation) were introduced for older adults in 2018. In addition, all states and territories now provide free influenza vaccines to children aged 6 months to 4 years. However, the jigsaw of influenza vaccinations is not yet complete. This presentation aims to discuss some of the missing pieces for influenza and influenza vaccines in older adults, young children and other key groups.