Tasmania is averaging 100 reported flu cases a week, according to health department data, with the total number of flu cases for the year - at 2011 - more than four-times higher than the total for 2018.
There were 58 reported cases of influenza in the week ending August 4, compared to 97 the week ending July 28; 116 the week ending July 21; and 150 the week ending July 14.
In a statement, a Public Health Services spokesman said the health department had distributed more than 160,000 doses of the flu vaccines in Tasmania this year - more than the total for 2018.
"While the weekly flu numbers record a decline in flu notifications over the last two weeks, the flu season typically extends until October," the spokesman said.
"If you have not yet received your flu vaccine, particularly if you are in a high risk group, please see your immunisation provider."
According to official figures, there were 383 influenza-associated deaths reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System up to July 28.
Flu vaccinations are required each year, as flu immunity is short lived and the mix of influenza viruses changes each year.
A free vaccine is available through general practitioners for the following people:
- All children aged from six months to under five years (state funded)
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
- Adults aged 65 and over
- Pregnant women at any stage in their pregnancy
- Adults and children aged from 6 months with chronic medical conditions such as heart, lung, liver or kidney diseases, asthma, diabetes, cancer, impaired immunity and neuromuscular conditions