WA Influenza Update

As COVID-19 cases begin to increase and WA CHO Andy Robertson warns of a third wave COVID-19, influenza cases also continue to rise.

To date, there have been 5121 cases of influenza recorded in WA, with 1378 cases recorded in the week ending 3 July 2022

In the same week, the number of influenza-like-illness presentations to emergency departments increased to a higher range than what is usually reported this time of year.

More than 31 per cent of West Australians have received an influenza vaccine.

Practices are encouraged to continue to offer influenza vaccines on an ad hoc basis – especially to vulnerable cohorts including children aged six months to five years old.