According to Queensland Health, in 2018 there were 15,685 notifications of laboratory confirmed influenza in Queensland alone! Influenza A virus dominated the season,contributing 80.8% of the total notifications. This number is only reported cases and overall those affected would have been much greater. The 2019 ‘flu season’ is now upon us and is again expected to impact thousands of people.
Please check out www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/our-services/immunisation/influenza for free flu vaccine clinics for eligible patients or, alternatively, speak to your doctor.