As autumn arrives, familiar colds and coughs become more prevalent. Whilst these are inconvenient and annoying, they are relatively easy to overcome. The flu, however, is much more serious and is particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems.
Medical professionals predict that in 2013’s flu season will be particularly nasty, and this year there is a dangerous variation to the virus making its presence felt.
Your best chance at preventing the flu is vaccination. Flu shots are available at Pakenham Family Health and are FREE for:
- People 65 years of age and over
- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
- Indigenous people 15 years of age and over
- Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
- Any person
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