Vaccinate for protection against the flu

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.

For more information about the flu, speak with your doctor or pharmacist or click here to learn more. You can also join FluTracker to help monitor influenza in your community.

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.

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