Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd has urged all Australians to go out and get a flu vaccine before winter arrives.
With the country still on tenterhooks as it recovers slowly from the effects of the Corona Virus, Kidd has said that getting a flu shot this year will be especially important.
Speaking at media event he said, “Vaccines are especially important this year for people at increased risk of influenza.”
Government worried the vulnerable will lose focus
Kidd suggested that the heightened fear of Covid-19 could, in turn, mean that people are more complacent than they should be when it comes to flu where he was quick to stress that vulnerable groups like the elderly, young children, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous Australians could still be badly affected by influenza.
“This is not a time to become complacent; there are very serious risks if overcrowding starts to occur.
“Vaccines are especially important this year for people at increased risk of influenza,” he added, “especially given that COVID-19 is still out there in our country.”