Say no to flu with FLUVAX

Published on Monday, 16 March 2020 at 12:00:00 AM

The flu virus is always evolving, creating a new strain almost every season. Millions of people get flu every year, with hundreds of thousands of people getting hospitalised and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes each year.  Having an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best protections to prevent yourself from getting the flu. 

Does the FLUVAX protect against COVID-19?

It is important to note that the flu shot does not protect against the coronavirus. There is currently no vaccine to protect against the new virus. However, the early signs of the flu and coronavirus are similar with respiratory symptoms (coughing) and fever. Getting your flu shot can give you a peace of mind and keep you healthy especially during this unprecedented time. It will also protect the people around you and prevent them from assuming you have the coronavirus. 

Getting your flu shot can also help health departments and authorities to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19 by reducing the number of patients and relief pressure on diagnostic, clinical and health systems. This will allow more resources to provide treatment to those affected by coronavirus. 

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