According to the latest weekly FluTracking report, rates of flu-like symptoms in the community have dropped from a peak of 1.6% in early March to a historic low of 0.3% in mid-April.
This is significantly lower than the 1.8% incidence of flu-like symptoms reported at the same time last year.
Influenza vaccination has also skyrocketed thus far this year. Since 1 March over 2.1 million flu vaccines have been administered and recorded in the Australian Immunisation Register compared to 634,000 at the same time in 2019, and 235,000 in 2018.
For more information see info.flutracking.net
Dr Lachlan Soper