Who should have the Flu Jab?

Influenza (Flu) is a serious and highly contagious illness – it can affect anyone. When considering whether to have the Flu jab, there are a few things you should consider.
By vaccinating against influenza you can help protect yourself and lessen the chance of bringing it home to a baby, older relative, or someone with a medical condition who could develop serious complications from influenza.
Flu Vaccination is free for ‘at risk’ groups from early March each year (for a specified period), vaccination is free for New Zealanders aged 65 years and over, pregnant women, and children and adults under 65 who have certain medical
conditions or meet eligibility requirements.
You could also be eligible for a free seasonal
Flu vaccination until 31 July 2013 if you have
any of the following:
• diabetes
• a serious heart complaint
• a chest complaint or breathing difficulties
• a kidney disease
• lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as cancer
• a serious medical condition.
Check with your general practitioner (GP) to see if you qualify for a free vaccination or to find out more about the influenza vaccine.

Stone & Associates sponsor Flu jabs for employees of clients who provide employee benefits via our agency.