WHY get the Flu Vaccine amidst the COVID-19 outbreak and WHEN to get it.

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Each year the Department of Health spruiks the Influenza Immunisation message, urging people to get their flu jab. But is it essential? Here’s why we think it is:

For all persons aged six months and older, having an annual flu vaccination will reduce their chances of becoming ill with influenza (unless contraindicated). Having the Flu Vaccine is considered by health experts to be beneficial amidst the COVID-19 global outbreak. While at this stage, there is no vaccine publicly available for COVID-19, we look at why the Flu shot is considered an important weapon in fighting the outbreak.

Will the Flu Vaccine protect me against COVID-19?

COVID-19 is not a form of influenza, so the flu vaccine is not designed to protect against it. However, both COVID-19 and influenza affect the respiratory system and can lead to pneumonia. So if you were to have both viruses at the same time, that has the potential to be a significant attack on the lungs. Alarmingly, COVID-19 has ten times the mortality rate of Flu; so this is a fight you want to go into armed and healthy!

When is the Flu Vaccine available in 2020?

National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccines are available and...

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Michael Siemsen grew up in Venice, California, the second son of a Vietnam veteran turned policeman. Initially focusing on performing arts, Michael attended the prestigious Alexander Hamilton Academy in Los Angeles

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