Flu vaccinations and COVID-19

The first symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza (flu) infections are often very similar. They both cause fever and similar respiratory symptoms, which can then range from mild through to severe disease, and sometimes can be fatal.

While the flu vaccine won’t protect you against COVID-19, it is more important than ever to get a flu vaccine this year. Flu vaccination reduces your chances of getting influenza, which means it also reduces the risk of you having two potentially serious infections, influenza and COVID-19, at the same time. You can leave your home to get a flu shot unless you have been directed to self-isolate. 

Vaccinate your child on time

Vaccinating your child on time can protect them from serious preventable diseases and can help reduce the spread of these diseases in the community. It’s ok to leave your house to get your child vaccinated unless you or child has been directed to self-isolate. 

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Pregnancy and COVID-19

If you are pregnant it’s really important to keep your vaccinations up to date. It’s ok to leave your house to get vaccinated, unless you have been directed to self-isolate. 

It’s safe to visit hospital and GP clinics

Don’t put off medical appointments or avoid seeking the care you need care for you and your family.

If you have any concerns about medical appointments or pre-existing health conditions in relation to COVID-19, call your GP clinic or hospital before you visit.