Protect your friends and whānau this winter with the flu jab! A friendly reminder that as the colder months start to approach it’s important to protect yourself and your friends and family by getting the flu jab. If you have a respiratory illness you are eligible for a free influenza vaccination. It is highly advised by the ARFNZ that all those with a respiratory disease, along with family and close friends, get their flu vaccine. These are usually available from March onwards.
People with long-term respiratory conditions such as asthma are at high risk of complications from the flu, even if their respiratory symptoms are mild or well-controlled by medication. It is best to get vaccinated before winter, so you are protected before influenza enters the community.
For more information visit your GP or local pharmacy.