Make sure you're protected this flu season
Vaccinating against the flu saves and protects lives and is particularly important this year due to COVID-19.
Both influenza and COVID-19 cause serious respiratory illness. The combination of both diseases could be life threatening, especially for vulnerable people.
While flu vaccination does not prevent against COVID-19, a flu vaccination is critical to protecting the general health of Australians from influenza. For people at increased risk, the vaccination is free. These groups are:
• All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
• Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
• All people aged 65 years and over
• People aged six months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications.
If you develop cold or flu-like symptoms and are concerned that you may have COVID-19, the best advice is to stay home until you can get tested and receive your results back. For more information on COVID-19, including information about local respiratory and assessment testing clinics in the Murray PHN region click here.
Page last updated 3 June 2020.