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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Kiwis are being advised to get their flu vaccine before the cold weather sets in

    Kiwis are being advised to get their flu vaccine before the cold weather sets in


    Today, there are no new cases of Covid-19.

    This year, 1.76 million southern hemisphere flu vaccines have been ordered, and an additional 360-thousand doses of the northern hemisphere flu vaccine.

    Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says vaccines are now open to the public, after being reserved for high needs groups, such as pregnant women.

    He says this winter, a total of 2.1 million doses of flu vaccine will be available.

    He says it's much more valuable in people's arms than sitting on the shelves.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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