Flu strikes neighbours in South Australia

South Australia has reported the highest number of flu cases this week in more than a decade.

South Australia has reported the highest number of flu cases this week in more than a decade.

FREE flu vaccines are being rushed out in South Australia this week in response to the highest number of cases in more than a decade.

The vaccines are offered to children aged under five, people aged over 65 and a number of other groups including pregnant women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with certain medical conditions.

“Flu is always circulating in the community, but we have seen the highest number of cases for this time of year in more than 10 years, so we have begun distributing vaccines as soon as they have become available,” Health Minister Stephen Wade said.

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