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18 Nov 2019 2:19
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    If you're over 65 or pregnant - you need to get vaccinated against the flu

    If you're over 65 or pregnant - you need to get vaccinated against the flu


    Director of Public Health, Dr Caroline McElnay, says more than a million New Zealanders have already had the jab.

    But she's calling on more of us - especially those with long-term illnesses - to protect ourselves.

    Doctor McElnay says a number of vulnerable people who catch flu end up in hospital every year.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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