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New research reveals what Australians arent prepared for this Summer

09 Nov 2023

Experts call on Australians to be prepared with venomous bites and stings first aid before summer hits

Cell-based flu vaccines demonstrate superior effectiveness as CSL builds advanced manufacturing facility in Melbourne

20 Sep 2023

• Cell-based influenza vaccines demonstrated between 10% and 15% relative vaccine effectiveness across three recent seasons compared to traditional egg-based vaccines in the prevention of test-confirmed influenza, according to a new study presented at ESWI Influenza Conference in Spain.1

• CSL Seqirus has welcomed the data as it accelerates towards the end of construction of its new seasonal and pandemic cell-based influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Tullamarine, Melbourne.

New research has experts concerned Australians are still too complacent about flu

27 Mar 2023

• 33% of Australian adults say that flu is only somewhat serious (while it can get people very sick and put in hospital, they cannot die from it). 14% say it’s not very, or not at all, serious1.
• Nearly half (46%) of Australians want their GP or pharmacist to discuss prevention options, including vaccination, so they can make a more informed choice about their health this flu season1.
• Following the 2022 flu season and signs that cases are already on the rise this year,2 experts are concerned that Australians are underestimating the seriousness of flu.

Australia's First 'Venomous Bites and Stings' Day

19 Nov 2022

Experts call on Australians to know the latest first aid so they can act fast

Combination nasal spray Ryaltris® (olopatadine hydrochloride and mometasone furoate) now approved for Australian children aged six years and older with hay fever or other year-round allergies

04 Apr 2022

• Australia is the first major country to approve Ryaltris for use in patients six years and older, after first receiving approval for 12 years and older in 2019.1
• More than 4.6 million Australians are affected by hay fever, with up to 18% of children affected by 11 years of age.2,3
• Children with hay fever may experience irritability, distraction, fatigue, embarrassment and increased days off school, making them more likely to have poorer grades than other students.4

Cell-based Flucelvax® Quad influenza vaccine now approved for Australian children aged two years and older

08 Mar 2022

• Flucelvax® Quad, Australia’s first and only cell-based influenza vaccine is now approved for children aged two years and older.1
• Flucelvax® Quad was first available in Australia in 2021 and now the TGA has approved its extended use in children down to two years for the 2022 influenza season.1
• Cell-based technology represents a significant innovation in influenza vaccine manufacturing.2
• More than 100 million doses of Flucelvax Quad® have been distributed worldwide.3

PNG Snakebite Partnership with Australia to continue to help save lives

19 Sep 2021

A unique partnership between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to donate antivenoms and help save the lives of people bitten or stung by venomous snakes and marine creatures has been extended for a further two years, 2021-2023.

Don’t forget about flu – with winter approaching, flu vaccination numbers still low

20 May 2021

• Flu vaccination rates are significantly lower than last year - fewer than one in two Australians working with patients have had their flu vaccine in 2021 – compared with almost more than double that number this time last year (47.6% vs 88.6%)
• The Australian Government recommends flu vaccination for everyone aged six months and older
• Every flu season is different – and it is hard to predict what will happen each season

CSL Dispatches First Australian Made Doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

23 Mar 2021

CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) has released 830,000 locally made doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, ahead of initial scheduling.


12 Feb 2021

CSL is pleased to confirm that the final stages of manufacturing of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for Australia are planned to commence next week, with first doses on track for release towards the end of March, subject to approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Ahead of a summer at home, a knowledge gap could leave Aussies underprepared to deal with bites & stings from venomous creatures

14 Dec 2020

• With holidays at home in Australia this year, a new consumer survey reveals an underpreparedness to deal with potentially deadly bites and stings from venomous creatures
• Despite some experts saying snake encounters are increasing1,2, less than half of respondents could identify the correct first aid procedures for a snake bite3
• Only 27% said that they would always pack a first aid kit when going to the bush or beach, despite half indicating they have been bitten or stung and/or witnessed venomous bites and stings firsthand
• 41% could not recall ever receiving training on first aid for venomous bites and stings

CSL to manufacture and supply University of Queensland and Oxford University vaccine candidates for Australia

07 Sep 2020

CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) today announced it has signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with the Australian Government for the supply of 51 million doses of the University of Queensland’s (UQ) COVID-19 vaccine candidate (V451), and a separate HoA with AstraZeneca to manufacture the Oxford University candidate (AZD1222), should clinical trials of both prove successful.

Additional flu vaccine supplies rolling out across Australia

27 May 2020

Seqirus Australia is pleased to confirm that additional supplies of flu vaccinations have started to roll out across the country – with around one million doses expected to be rolled out in the next three weeks, ahead of the peak influenza months.

Seqirus to supply additional flu vaccines

19 Apr 2020

Local flu vaccine manufacturer Seqirus will go back into production to supply Australians approximately two million additional flu vaccines for the 2020 flu season.