Flu jabs available
Free flu vaccines are available to people with respiratory conditions until the end of July.
The Asthma Foundation is encouraging everyone with a respiratory illness to ask their doctor or nurse about getting a vaccination.
People with chronic health conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are at higher risk of complications from flu, Asthma Foundation medical adviser Dr Kyle Perrin says.
‘‘No matter how ‘in shape’ we think we are, we’re still at risk. You’re never too fit to get hit,’’ he says.
Go to fightflu.co.nz or call 0800 466 863 for more information.