NSW Health Media Release: Influenza vaccination advice

25 May 2017

With Winter just around the corner, NSW Health have sent out a media release urging anyone who has not yet had a flu shot to visit their GP to get vaccinated.

The annual flu vaccination is provided free of charge under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) to pregnant women, Aboriginal people aged six months to five years and over 15 years of age, everyone aged 65 years or over and people with a medical condition that puts them at high risk of severe flu, such as severe asthma, heart disease or diabetes.
NSW Health received a total of 35,409 influenza notifications from late June to late September in 2016 and at least 191 patients with influenza were admitted to intensive care or coronary care units.
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