Trivalent Flu Vaccine
$32.10 (after GST)
Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine
$42.80 (after GST)
A quadrivalent influenza vaccine is designed to protect against four different influenza viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses.
On the other hand, trivalent vaccines only protect against three different influenza viruses – two influenza A viruses and only one influenza B virus.
As such, the quadrivalent vaccine is preferred as it confers better protection.
In general, anyone who would like to reduce their chance of getting influenza can be vaccinated. It is strongly recommended for high risk groups such as:
- children aged 6 months – 18 years
- people with chronic medical conditions (eg. diabetes, asthma)
- people aged 50 years and above
- caregivers who live with or care for those with high risk of influenza.