According to the Australian Medical Association, Queensland is on the brink of an influenza epidemic with thousands of cases been diagnosed just this month (August). This year is shaping up to be the worst flu season in decades and the beginning of an influenza B epidemic. It is advised that people should be vaccinated, even if they have already contracted the flu. It will only cost AUD $20 to $30 to cover this specific vaccine.
For more information, read the news here: Influenza Epidemic on the Brink
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is caused by a highly contagious virus that is spread by fluids produced during coughing and sneezing, or by direct contact with those fluids on surfaces.
For more information, read how to prevent influenza here: Influenza (Flu)