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Influenza (flu) is a serious illness that can lead to hospitalisation or even death, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a higher risk of serious disease. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people do not miss out on getting their influenza vaccine.
Our 'Influenza vaccination during COVID-19 - FAQs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people' resource answers questions that are being asked most frequently by the people in the community.
Access the resource here.
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