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Extra flu shots manufactured but where are they?

Frustrated Australians across the country say they are being made to wait for weeks for their annual flu jab.


Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the flu

We’ve put together answers to some of the most asked questions about the flu. Including when to get the flu shot, what to do if you get the flu and more.


Flu shot can help fight cancer

The common flu shot could do more than just protect you from the flu, say researchers and scientists from Rush University Medical Center in the United States.


The food to avoid when you have the flu

Scientists have found that a common additive in frozen and fried foods worsens the flu.


Six times more flu cases than in worst season of 2017

Health authorities say that last month was the worst on record for confirmed cases of influenza – six times higher than the deadliest month on record, April 2017.


The flu vaccine that’s best for older Australians

High-dose, immune-boosting or four-strain? The flu vaccines that are best for older Australians.

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Health authorities issue influenza and measles warning

A warning has been issued by health authorities in Australia urging residents to check their vaccinations due to an early spike in measles and flu cases.


Stab taken at influenza strains likely to hit in 2019

Following the devastating 2017 flu season, we’ve learnt that the way authorities decide on vaccination formulations can be a bit of a lottery.


Are you still waiting for your flu jab? Here’s why

If you’ve tried to book in with your doctor for a flu shot but have been told to come back in a few weeks, here’s why.

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Can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?

Knowing the difference between a cold and the flu can make a big difference to how you plan your activities in the next week or two.


Health officer explains why you must get a flu shot now

Deputy Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton explains why it is important for everyone – not just those most vulnerable – to get a flu vaccination now.


One in two Australians set to skip their flu shot

One in two Australian adults do not plan to vaccinate against flu this year despite last year’s record flu season, which saw more than 249,000 reported infections.

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