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Published Thursday 12 Apr 2018

Did you know that 4 out of 5 people who get the flu virus each year don’t have any symptoms? This means you could be spreading the flu virus even when you feel completely well. Those that do get ill, may get very ill….

Last winter the flu affected about 230,000 Australians. It spread overseas, with three times more people dying in the UK compared to the previous winter. It was the worst outbreak in the US in nearly a decade. The flu is a serious illness that can put anyone in hospital and being young, fit and healthy doesn’t protect you.

Now’s the best time to get a flu vaccination to boost your chances of staying well during the colder months. Contact your local medical centre to book your vaccination today.

It’s also an excellent time to check your asthma inhalers are up to date, and that you’ve got a ready supply of regular medication.

Keep safe and well this winter and protect yourself and your family from ills and chills.