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Get your flu shot, local GPs urge

Australia’s worst May on record for influenza cases has local doctors pleading for all Victorians aged six months and over to utilise the free flu vaccine scheme before it ends on June 30.

The flu season is only just beginning, yet health experts are concerned following the highest number of influenza infections in May on record, with more than 80,000 cases reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

Despite the state government’s incentive to boost vaccination coverage to help avoid more hospitalisations throughout winter by offering free flu shots between June 1 and June 30, doctors and staff at the Clocktower Medical Centre are concerned by the lack of local uptake.

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