Influenza is a serious illness
Influenza spreads very easily and up to 1 in 5 of us come in contact with influenza every year.
At its worst, influenza can put you in hospital and can even be fatal. In many cases, influenza can keep you in bed for a week or two, and drain your energy keeping you from work, sport or just about anything that requires leaving the house.
For adults and children with long-term health conditions, pregnant women and people aged 65 years and older, influenza can be an especially serious illness. For this reason the influenza immunisation is provided FREE to these groups.
FREE for many people
Don’t take the risk! Call your local general practice or medical clinic to arrange a FREE vaccination if you are in any of the following groups:
- are pregnant
- regularly use an asthma preventer
- have diabetes
- have heart disease
- have kidney problems
- have cancer
- have a serious medical condition
- are aged 65 years or over
- or have a child under the age of 5 years who has been hospitalised for a respiratory illness, or has a history of significant respiratory illness
If you do not have one of these eligible conditions, you still benefit from an influenza immunisation available, at a small cost.
Ready to get immunised? Find a healthcare professional near you.