Time to get your flu Jab says MP Scott Simpson

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

“I urge everyone to invest some time getting a flu vaccine” said Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.

This year's vaccine offers protection from three strains of the virus considered most likely to affect the Southern Hemisphere this winter. The seasonal vaccine is altered most years to cover the strains of the virus that are circulating at the time.

1.2 million doses of the vaccine are expected to be distributed, based on the last few years.

“A flu vaccine is an insurance policy to guard against unnecessary illness” said Mr Simpson.

“Once again he government will make the vaccine free for pregnant women, anyone  aged 65 years of age or over and children under 5 who suffer from respiratory illness.

“Don’t delay. Vaccinate today said Scott Simpson