Get the Flu Vaccine to boost your Winter Wellness
- By Kris Baxter
- June 29, 2021 3:04 pm
STAYING HEALTHY DURING WINTER
You may think that getting sick during the flu season is unavoidable, but there are measures to put in place to help keep sickness at bay.
- Get the flu vaccine to boost immunity
- Wash hands frequently to stop the spread of germs
- Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of seasonal fruit & veges which boost our vitamins
- Keep active – there’s evidence winter workouts may improve endurance
Everybody is susceptible to getting the flu, especially if you have a long term condition. If you have the flu, stay at home to avoid infecting others.
Flu and Covid-19 symptoms can be very similar and include:
- Sore Throat
- Body Aches
- Runny or stuffy nose
As the flu and Covid-19 symptoms are similar and the only way to be sure is to have a test, it is best to contact your GP clinic to discuss.
WHERE CAN I GET A FLU VACCINE?
HOW MUCH DOES A FLU VACCINE COST?
Flu vaccines are free to those over 65 years of age, or those who have a long term health condition. For all others the cost is $30.00.
To find out more about eligibility for the Influenza Vaccine, see the Ministry of Health website or speak to your nurse.