Statement from the Chief Medical Officer
Influenza seasons and severity are unpredictable. However, what we do know is that vaccination is the most important measure we have to prevent influenza and its complications.
It is important to get the flu shot each year, as the virus changes each year. In addition we know that the protection provided by the previous year’s vaccine diminishes over time.
For more information about the influenza vaccine, speak to your GP or other immunisation provider or visit www.health.gov.au/immunisation