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Now is the time to be immunised aganist influenza

Published Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 By Lucy Butler

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Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year. Many people won't feel sick at all, but can still pass it on to others.

Influenza can be anywhere. Contact with the influenza virus is almost unavoidable, and while contact does not necessarily mean infection, it does mean that you are never far from the possibility of catching influenza.

By immunising against influenza you can protect yourself and lessen the chance of bringing it home to a baby, older relative, or someone with a medical condition who could develop serious complications from influenza.

Get immunised early before the influenza season starts.