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.


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.

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Which vaccines should you have?

Vaccinations are considered the best way of guarding yourself against serious infections, especially as you age. So which vaccinations should you have?

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Stave off colds and flu

As the winter weather sets in, you might not be able to completely prevent colds and flu, but by keeping your immune system healthy you may avoid them.


No vaccination – no pay

A tightening of legislation will see parents who refuse to have their children immunised lose up to $15,000 in Family Tax payments and childcare rebates.

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Dementia vaccinations take off

Three promising new Alzheimer’s vaccinations are being trialled around the world, one of them in Perth. Find out how close we are to preventing Alzheimer’s, or sign up to take part in the new study.


Pneumonia vaccinations

Pneumococcal pneumonia, a particularly severe strain of pneumonia, has been making its way through the Australian population this winter, and almost two-thirds of at-risk Australians under 65 years of age have not been vaccinated. Are you one of them?

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