How Can You Stay Protected From Flu?
Flu vaccination is still the best form of protection against the influenza virus.
Vaccines can lessen the risk and seriousness of the disease. Because the influenza virus constantly changes through a process called antigenic drift, every year, there are new flu vaccines to protect individuals against the new strains.
Did you know that you can stop the spread of flu even if you're sick with it?
Here are a few best practices:
- Frequent hand-washing.
- Cover up when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay at home and away from populated areas such as schools, the workplace and malls.
Suspect you or a family member has the flu? Consider visiting your local GP or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately.
Your doctor will ask you if you've been in contact with someone who has it and check for common signs and symptoms.