Hi, it’s Dr Margie.
Last year’s flu season was one of our worst on record. Only about five per cent of healthy kids got the flu vaccine, yet over half of children admitted to hospital were completely healthy before they caught the flu.
The great news is that this year the flu vaccine is free for children aged from six months to under five years old. Protect your family and get vaccinated so that together, we can keep the flu away.
For more information on the flu please visit the RCH Kids Health Info fact sheet on influenza.
Please note: Dr Margie is no longer monitoring questions on this blog. If you are concerned about your child, please contact your doctor for advice.