Asthma patients urged to vaccinate for flu
ON the week of World Asthma Day, Queensland’s Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Mark Elcock urged all Queenslanders who suffer from asthma to get their flu vaccination now.
“While I encourage everybody to have their flu vaccination, it is particularly important for those suffering from respiratory diseases like asthma,” Dr Elcock said.
Vaccination is free for all people aged 6 months or older with certain medical conditions that can lead to complications from influenza, including severe asthma.
Those eligible can arrange an appointment via doctor or immunisation provider.
Those not eligible for the funded vaccine are strongly encouraged to contact their doctor, immunisation provider or pharmacist.