Get Your Flu Jab early, this year

Why to get your Flu Jab early this year

Summary

Australia experienced the worst flu outbreak on record this summer (which is the Australian Winter). The observation was that flu hit them very hard and very early. Public Health England is now warning hospitals to clear wards for high levels of admissions with flu this winter.

Who is affected?

The main strain is H2N3 and children and old people are particularly vulnerable, but there are still significant amounts of H1N1 (Swine Flu) around and that affects young adults, particularly with chronic conditions like Asthma.

How can I protect myself?

  1. Get the flu jab early
  2. Isolation of patients with flu / keeping away from patients with flu (don’t see the doctor unless you are seriously ill)
  3. Wash your hands