Kiwis wishing to avail the free flu immunisation have less than 21 days left to be vaccinated before the government-subsidised campaign ends this year on July 31.
So far, almost a million New Zealanders have already had a flu vaccination this year.
Flu immunisation is free for Kiwi citizens at high risk of more severe disease and complications, including pregnant women, people aged 65 and over, and anyone with on-going health conditions such as heart disease.
“Even though we’re seeing a rise in influenza-like illness around the country, it’s not too late to be vaccinated and it’s still your best form of protection against influenza,” said virus expert and NISG spokesperson, Dr Lance Jennings.
“Influenza immunisation cannot give you the flu because it does not contain live viruses.”