Free Flu Vaccine For Queensland Kids Under Five

Following last year's flu season.

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The Queensland government is funding flu vaccines for all children under five in an effort to prevent a repeat of last year's horror flu season.

The government-funded vaccine will be distributed late-April and also be available for pregnant women, over-65s, people with chronic disease and all indigenous people over 15.

In 2017 more than 56,000 cases of influenza were confirmed in Queensland, making it one of the state's worst seasons on record.

The state government hopes the program, along with a change to this year's flu vaccine and new detection technology, will help stop the spread of the virus.

 

 

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