CSL Seqirus is on the front line of influenza protection, helping guard against costly and life-threatening epidemics and pandemics. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent influenza1.
More dangerous than you might think Most people who get sick with influenza will have a mild illness. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that can result in hospitalisation and sometimes death. High risk groups include people over 65 years of age and older, young children, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease2. Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. Individuals 65 years and older are at higher risk for influenza-related complications2.
Our bodies and the influenza virus are in a never-ending race. As our immune system evolves to avoid infection, the virus adapts to evade our immune system. Influenza spreads best when temperatures and humidity are low, so the flu season coincides with the winter months in all different parts of the globe. This is why we need new influenza vaccines each influenza season - and why we are always working to stay ahead of the mutating virus.