Australian vaccination warning as flu lingers into summer 2023/24

Winter may be long gone and summer just around the corner, but the flu season is dragging on with all states continuing to record cases.

According to the Immunisation Coalition there have been 266,269 laboratory confirmed influenza cases in the year to November 10.

NSW led the case numbers with 96,648, followed by Queensland 69,527, Victoria 50,518, SA: 20,058, WA: 20,078, ACT 3646 Tasmania 3341 and Northern Territory 2453.

These are only those cases confirmed by a laboratory, actual numbers will be much higher as many people do not seek medical help when they think they have the flu, so don't get tested.