Flu Season is Here!

Are you protected from the flu? Vaccination is the most effective way of reducing the impact of influenza in the community.

To protect yourself from influenza, you should be vaccinated every year.

Every year staff at RDHS can receive the vaccine and pictured is RDHS staff member Vanessa receiving her Flu vaccination.

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The influenza virus is always changing so the influenza vaccine changes too. The influenza vaccine is recommended for anyone aged 6 months and over and is provided free for those most at risk from influenza and its complications. Those at high risk include; people aged over 65 years, pregnant women, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders and those suffering chronic illness. See your Doctor or health professional for advice.

Getting the vaccine from April will protect you before the peak flu period, from around June to September, in most parts of Australia.

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