Vaccinate as flu season nears

A FREE influenza vaccine is now available for South West residents to access under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program.

With last year seeing the highest influenza activity in Australia in almost a decade, Forrest MHR Nola Marino urged everyone in the region to consider getting a flu shot this year.

Eligibility for a free vaccine includes people aged 65 years and over, most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those who suffer from chronic conditions. For more information, visit

Source: South Western Times.