This year it is even more important to be vigilant about Influenza. While a Flu vaccination does not prevent COVID-19, a Flu vaccination is critical to help protect the general health of the community from Influenza.
If you follow us on email or socials you would have read about the spike in summer flu this year. The overall increase in diagnosed cases of the Flu in NSW and across the nation compared to the same time last year (a whopping 300% increase in NSW!).
With all our talk about the flu, you may be wondering when the best time is to get a flu shot?
Strains of the influenza virus circulating around the community often change from year to year. This, plus the fact that flu vaccinations are relatively short lived in comparison to other vaccinations (such as tetanus), means it is important to be vaccinated against the flu each year.
There are yet more media reports and data to suggest we are in for a flu season much worse than last year with health experts urging people to have a flu vaccination.
Health Direct Australia suggests now is a very good time to be vaccinated. It can take two to three weeks after the vaccination to develop immunity. The flu season in Australia usually runs from June to September, peaking in August.
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