28 June, 2022
June 30 deadline for free flu jab
LOCALS who want to get the free flu jab have only until Thursday to get it.
The State Government’s free flu vaccination campaign, held in partnership with GPs and pharmacies, ends on Thursday 30 June.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath urged people not yet vaccinated against the flu to take advantage of the program.
“This campaign has been very successful since we launched it – we have now vaccinated more than 500,000 Queenslanders against the flu since starting the program.,” she said.
“The rollout has had an excellent response, lifting the state’s flu vaccination rate by around 10 per cent, taking it to just above 33 per cent.”
Minister D’Ath said more than 20,000 people in Queensland had tested positive to flu so far this year, resulting in over 2,250 hospitalisations.
“This is already a harsh flu season, one that is on track to mirror the 2019 season when 66,135 cases were recorded,” she said.
“This year Influenza A is the dominant strain.
It’s a highly contagious disease and can be lifethreatening.”
Contact your local GP or pharmacist to arrange to get the flu vaccination.