Stay well this winter and help stop the spread of flu

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

You never forget the flu - it can hit quickly and last for weeks. The flu isn’t like the common cold, it’s highly contagious and can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications. 

Immunisation is the best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu and is free for many people at risk of severe illness. 

Speak with your GP or health care provider about flu vaccination today. Staying well and stopping the spread of the flu this winter is as easy as following three steps: cough or sneeze into your elbow, wash your hands regularly and if you’re sick, stay home.

 If you do get the flu, the best things you can do are rest, stay at home and drink plenty of fluids. If you do need to see a GP, make sure you call ahead first. For more information visit  www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/flu