More than 200 people came along to get their flu shot at our free community flu vaccination clinic at Redfern Health Centre
In a bid to help prevent the spread of flu in the community, 215 people rolled up their sleeves to get a flu shot at our free community flu vaccination clinic at Redfern Health Centre this month.
Thousands of frontline health staff have received their flu vaccination part of Sydney Local Health District's annual efforts to prevent the spread of flu.
The District's Director of Public Health, Dr Leena Gupta, said the flu vaccines are now available at GPs and Aboriginal Medical Services.
"Vaccination is your best protection against the flu, so we encourage you and your loved ones to get vaccinated against this deadly infection this winter," Dr Gupta said.
"The best time to have the flu vaccine is now to ensure your protection doesn't wane before the flu season peaks. The vaccine takes two weeks to be fully effective."
Free flu shots are available to members of the community who are pregnant, people over 65 years of age or children under five, most Aboriginal people and those with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart problems.
Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, but to help prevent the spread of influenza remember to also cough and sneeze into your elbow, wash your hands regularly and stay home when you are sick. Speak to your GP for more information.