24 Jan Free Flu Vaccines for NSW Kids After ‘Horror Season’ Last Year
Children under five will be eligible for a free flu shot this flu season as the New South Wales Government fights to prevent a repeat of last season’s ‘horror’ flu rates.
Parents in NSW will be able to get the shot for their young children directly from their GP come April, saving them a trip to the pharmacy, and around $50 per shot.
Influenza is a life-threatening virus which poses a particular threat to young children with developing immune systems. Survivors can also experience health complications in the future as a result of contracting the flu.
“Last year we had a couple of children pass away and we had other children and families who suffered very badly.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian hopes the $3.5 million scheme will help prevent another ‘horror season’.
“Free flu vaccinations for children between six months and five years of age is a good deal. Please take it up.”