Large increase in demand for flu vaccine leads to rationing in Victoria
Influenza high risk groupsChildren between 6 months and five years of agePeople over five who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of complications from the fluPregnant womenAboriginal people over the age of 15Adults over the age of 65.
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