Don’t delay, get your flu jab now

Posted on 06 April 2020

Dr Lorraine Eade, a Senior Advisor at Te Puni Kōkiri, has been working hard on the ground as Manaaki a-iwi lead for Rōpū Kōkiri ā-iwi (K.A.I.) within the Civil Defence Covid-19 response in Te Tauihu.

Her number one piece of advice? "Get your flu jab whānau."

“We’re in the midst of Covid-19 and it’s really important that we protect ourselves.

“One in four people get the flu each year. If you have a chronic health condition, are aged over 65, have tamariki aged under four who have respiratory problems, or are hapū, then you can get your flu vaccination now and for free.”

Regardless of our age or health status, we should all think seriously about getting a flu jab this season. If you haven’t had one before e te whānau, now is the time, even if you do not fall into the above categories. It’s easy, doesn’t hurt and will help protect you.

All you need to do is contact your GP. Some pharmacies are also offering the free service. They are listed online here.


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