Influenza, “the flu”, can be anywhere and is easily spread through talking, coughing and sneezing. Up to one in five people get influenza every year. Some people can get very sick with the flu while others may not know they have it as they do not feel unwell. But they can still pass it on to other people and make them very sick.
Getting your flu vaccine is one of the best things you can do to stay well and protect yourself, your family and friends during this flu season.
The flu vaccine is available at MHC from Monday 4th April. To book a vaccine with one of our friendly nursing team, please phone reception on 466 5011.
The cost of the Flu vaccine is $39.50 OR you may be eligible for a FREE flu vaccine if you fall under any of the following criteria:
- Pregnant women
- People aged 65 years and older.
- Māori and Pacific peoples aged 55 to 64 years.
- People aged under 65 years with certain medical conditions including diabetes, most heart or lung conditions and some other illnesses.