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Health Info - Immunisation


Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the upper airways and lungs. It can be mistaken as a common cold but is most often more severe and caused by type A or B influenza viruses. Influenza can affect people of all ages, however can cause serious health complications for young children and the elderly.

The risk of infection can be reduced through yearly vaccination and practising good hand and respiratory hygiene.  Being vaccinated builds your immunity against the virus and can help prevent the spread of the virus to other people.

Read more about influenza in the Queensland Health – Health conditions directory.

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