A new study by public health researchers has explored why flu vaccine uptake is so low in NSW’s Aboriginal adults.
A new UNSW study has found that most adult Indigenous Australians are not receiving free flu and pneumococcal vaccinations.
Researchers at the Kirby Institute and UNSW Sydney have found that due to a decrease in the effectiveness of the flu vaccine over time, June and July could be the best time to get the jab for overall protection against the illness.
If you’re over 50 and get the flu jab, you’ll not only help to keep the dreaded lurgy at bay but you could also reduce your risk of a heart attack.
Early indications suggest we could be facing a severe flu season, which means people in at-risk groups should get vaccinated as soon as possible, writes Raina MacIntyre.
For middle-aged people with narrowed arteries, new research finds the flu vaccine may almost halve the risk of a heart attack.