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2021 Influenza season Updates

Please read below for information regarding your favourite Influenza brands and the 2021 Influenza Season.

Demand for seasonal Influenza vaccination continues to rise in Australia.

Every year, more and more Australians are choosing to be vaccinated against influenza. Increased demand for influenza vaccination has certainly been seen in 2020, with  more than 7.3 million vaccinations having been administered by the last week of April, compared with only 4.5 million administered at the same point in 2019.1

As the importance of influenza vaccination continues to be communicated to the public by the government and by individual medical practitioners, this upward trend is likely to continue. While these figures potentially represent great news for patient health outcomes, many GP practices find themselves running out of vaccine stock and unable to meet the needs of their patients.

In a recent survey, 55% of Australian GPs said they hadn’t received sufficient supplies of influenza vaccine to cover the needs of their patients.*1 One in two GPs and three in five GP practice nurses say that shortages of influenza vaccine are the norm for their practice, experiencing shortages frequently, or every season.†2

2021 Composition of Influenza vaccine

25 September 2020

It is recommended that quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2021 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:

Egg-based Vaccines

  • an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.

Cell- or recombinant-based Vaccines

  • an A/Wisconsin/588/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Hong Kong/45/2019 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.

Brands Available for 2021 Influenza season:


New - Flucelvax is a cell based Influenza Vaccine available for the 2021 Influenza Season.

Afluria Quad

Afluria Quad™ can be administered to children aged 5 years and above.


FluQuadri™ can be administered to children aged 6 months and above.

2021 Influenza Order form

There are a number of reasons why you should consider BPical as your Influenza Partner for 2021.

  • 100% of pre-season orders were fulfilled in 2020

  • 72% of our orders are delivered via cold-chain trucks, reducing our environmental footprint

  • All Cold Chain orders are fully tracked from our fridge to your door

  • Heat and Freeze monitors are included in all orders

  • A dedicated Influenza team for expert support

Have confidence next influenza season, secure your stock with the team that delivers.

With Team & BP Medical your vaccines arrive in peak condition. We maintain the highest standards. For your peace of mind and for the integrity of our business.

Every Vaccine Order is:

  • Packed inside our purpose built cool rooms
  • Delivered in temperature controlled trucks or packaged in an esky
  • Shipped with a TagAlert indicator inside
  • Fully tracked until delivered at destination

We ensure the required temperatures (2-8°C) are maintained throughout the journey.

  • Our vaccines are packed inside our purpose-built cool room by our staff.
  • Ice bricks are correctly conditioned to avoid any chill factor. Orders are shipped in eskies or in validated cold trucks.

We include TagAlert Monitors in every order

  • All our vaccines deliveries, whether  delivered by cold truck or esky, include a highly accurate TagAlert indicator.
  • The TagAlert measures the storage temperature throughout transportation and detects heat or freeze events from our cool room to your fridge.
  • An alarm is triggered if a breach occurs.

Every single delivery is tracked, traced and verified.

  • Our dedicated staff track, trace and verify every cold chain delivery, every day.
  • Consignments are checked to ensure arrival at key destination depots.
  • If a delay occurs we contact the local depot. The couriers on the ground are
  • then notified to locate and escalate the specific delivery.
  • We monitor the delivery until your vaccines arrive to you!

Join the team that delivers!

*RACGP survey of member GPs in Australia (n=1,100) April 2020. †Medibus survey of GPs (n=200) and GP practice nurses (n=50) throughout Australia, 12–16 May 2020. References 1. Scholefield A. Give GPs supplies of flu vaccine ahead of pharmacists, says RACGP. 28 May 2020, Australian Doctor Group.  Available at: https://www.ausdoc.com.au/news/give-gpssupplies-flu-vaccine-ahead-pharmacists-says-racgp. Accessed 29 May 2020. 2. Sanofi Pasteur Data on File. IQVIA - Private influenza and pertussis vaccines. Research report prepared for Sanofi. Medibus May 2020.