FREE flu vaccines are now available from GP clinics and selected pharmacies for everyone aged 65 and over or for people who are most at risk if they get flu.
- Pregnant women (any trimester)
- People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed here
- Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness.
Even healthy people get the flu, and it can be serious. A flu vaccination is one of the best ways to stay well.
Find out more on the Fight Flu website https://www.fightflu.co.nz/
There is a recommended two-week gap between having the COVID-19 vaccination and a flu vaccination, so either have your flu shot two weeks BEFORE your FIRST DOSE of COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks AFTER your SECOND DOSE of COVID-19 vaccine.
Influenza-like illnesses can be similar to COVID-19. This chart can help.
If you don't have a GP, you can find one here.