With the change of seasons, we're all starting to get coughs and sniffles - and the flu.
Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year. The flu can be a serious illness that is sometimes fatal if you are elderly or have an ongoing medical condition. It can also make an existing medical condition, such as asthma or COPD, a lot worse.
Getting immunised early before the influenza season starts is the best way to prevent infection.
Influenza vaccination is FREE in New Zealand for people who are most at risk, including:
- Anyone over 65
- Anyone aged 6 months to 65 years with chronic health problems
Ask your health practice nurses if you qualify today.