You might have already contracted the dreaded lurgy this winter, but for Australia, the data shows that the flu season is just getting started.
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One flu clinic had to cancel over 100 next-day appointments and another doctor was blindsided as ACT Health officials walked into the back room of his practice and removed vaccines from his fridge.
All pregnant women will be offered a free whooping cough vaccine under new measures to be announced in this Tuesday's federal budget.
The Federal Government says it is providing two new "enhanced" flu vaccines for free to people over 65 after more than 1,000 people died from flu-related symptoms last year.
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Health advocates call on the Federal Government to update its vaccination schedule to include protection from a deadly strain of Meningococcal disease which has killed at least 10 people this year, following the death of a young Western Australian woman.
Australia's chief medical officer says a new, stronger flu vaccine could be fast tracked by the Federal Government after the virus killed more than 500 people this year.
The improved version of the cervical cancer vaccine will be free to all 12 and 13-year-old students from next year.