Age 0-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-79 > 80
Influenza immunisation is recommended for adults aged >65 years, according to the Australian immunisation handbook which is regularly updated and available here. However, the benefits are modest, with a number needed to treat of 71 people in the general population for influenza vaccination to prevent a single episode of influenza in older age.25
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