Vaccine Provider Fridge Survey - August 2022 - 2022 Influenza Vaccine Dose Stocktake

Closed 9 Sep 2022

Opened 15 Aug 2022

Results expected 16 Sep 2022

Feedback expected 30 Sep 2022

Overview

Providers of Influenza 2022 vaccines are requested to complete this online survey to assist determine the amount of 2022 Influenza vaccine products currently held at local provider sites.

This will assist identify the total remaining amount of 2022 Influenza vaccine delivered to site, but not yet administered.

The survey should not take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete (once doses are counted).

It is requested you count individual Influenza 2022 vaccine doses based on vaccines being supplied as either:

  1. Government Funded 2022 Programs
    (All Government funded vaccines will have the label 'GOV-FUNDED PROGRAM 2022' on their packaging) ;and
  2. Private Market
    (vaccines supplied via the private market will not have a GOV-FUNDED label).

Government Funded 2022 Program presentation example:

 

Private market presentation example:

 

Why your views matter

This survey will assist planning and preparation for the 2023 Influenza season and the related vaccine supply process.

Providing a holistic view of the amount of 2022 Influenza vaccine currently available in the country will enable the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care to work with both state/territory health departments and our vaccine providers to ascertain Influenza seasonal vaccine amounts and distribution frequency.

This is being asked in August this year as planning for the next Influenza season will commence in September.

What happens next

Responses for this national stocktake will be reviewed on a regular basis - with the online survey ending on 31 August 2022.

The Department of Health and Aged Care will review this data in September 2022 with the intent to use this data to inform the upcoming Influenza 2023 season planning process relating to the following targetted preventable disease (TPD) cohorts:

  • 2023 Influenza (5 to 65 years) At-Risk
  • 2023 Influenza (0.5 to 5 years) All children
  • 2023 Influenza (Over 65 years)

Audiences

  • Health workforce

Interests

  • Communicable diseases