Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year. Many people won’t feel sick at all, but can still pass it on to others. Influenza can be anywhere. Contact with the influenza virus is almost unavoidable and while contact does not necessarily mean infection, it does mean that you are never far from the possibility of catching influenza.
Visit your GP team or health professional now to get your flu vaccination. It’s free for many people. More information here.
There are also free flu vaccinations for young people under 18years old living in the Kaikōura and Hurunui areas (within the Canterbury District Health Board). Read more about this.