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Seasonal influenza – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

Seasonal influenza rates are up, with the overall number of confirmed influenza cases in Victoria up 81 per cent, compared to the same time in 2016.

It's not too late to vaccinate to provide protection against the top four circulating strains of influenza.

Influenza is an acute respiratory disease. 2,851 cases of influenza have been reported to the department in the year to date. There is plenty of vaccine available and it's never too late to vaccinate.

Make an appointment at Collins Street Medical Centre to get your flu shot.
Influenza Vaccinations are available for a $20 Fee

REMEMBER: The flu vaccine does not provide long-lasting immunity - so you need to be vaccinated each year. 

CHO Advisory: Seasonal influenza – it’s not too late to vaccinate! (10 July 2017)
Health Alert by Dr Brett Sutton, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease), Victoria.