Flu jabs avail­able

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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.

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