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It is available via prescription to people over the age of 60 for $65.
It comes as health officials are warning of a potentially severe and unpredictable virus season this winter.
“I’m particularly concerned that this year will be severe,” Professor Paul Van Buynder from Griffith University said.
There is likely to be a resurgence of the flu after pandemic lockdowns kept infections at bay, resulting in low herd immunity. Australia is also still battling rising COVID-19 cases.