Posted September 21, 2018 07:18:10A new influenza season is coming to Australia.
The ABC understands that the first wave of the flu vaccine will be available in October, with the first dose available on September 26.
While there have been no deaths linked to the flu, coronavirus has caused many deaths and many people have developed symptoms of flu.
Health authorities have warned that people who have recently been in close contact with a new virus are at higher risk of contracting the virus.
“We have seen that there is a significant increase in cases and new cases are emerging,” Dr Michael Hirsch, the acting director of the National Centre for Influenza Research, told reporters.
“People are more likely to get the flu if they are in close proximity to someone who has been infected, which has led to more people being tested for influenza and the more the flu is introduced, the more likely they are to develop symptoms.”
Dr Hirsch said people were now being tested at more than 1,200 locations across the country, and he said the numbers were increasing.
“It’s a very exciting time,” he said.
“I think people are going to be taking it very seriously and people are more aware of what is going on around them.”
As we go through the flu season, we’re seeing an increase in people that are tested, so we are seeing more and more people coming into contact with the flu.
“Dr Richard Gubb, the Director of Public Health at the Queensland Government Health Service, told ABC Radio Brisbane that in Queensland the state had seen a significant rise in flu cases.”
The Queensland Government has seen a huge increase in the number of cases of influenza, we’ve seen a large increase in deaths,” he told the station.”
And we have also seen a substantial increase in influenza cases.
So the overall numbers are very encouraging.
“He said the number and type of flu vaccines being administered in Queensland would be monitored.
The first doses of the vaccines are expected to be available for purchase from September 27, and Dr Hirsch says the vaccines will be able to treat the virus in the first 24 hours after being administered.”
There are a few additional vaccines that we will be doing, but they’re very preliminary,” he explained.”
They’re going to go into clinical trials over the next couple of months, so it’s not as much of a rush as we would like to get them out as quickly as we can.
“Mr Gubb said Queenslanders should not feel left behind.”
One of the biggest concerns is that we have a large population of people that will be vaccinated, so they’re all getting the flu,” he added.”
This is one of the fastest-moving health problems around.
“Health Minister Cameron Dick said Queensland was now ready for the next wave of flu vaccinations.”
Our first vaccination will be given to those people that have had a previous vaccination, and we are expecting a large number of people to have this vaccine,” he previously told the ABC.”
So we expect that there will be a big increase in vaccination rates.
“The new flu vaccine is expected to have a wide range of benefits, including helping to reduce the spread of the virus, preventing deaths and improving overall health outcomes.
Dr Hirst said he hoped Queenslanders would not wait until the end of the pandemic to get vaccinated.”
You need to get out of bed as soon as possible and get out and about,” he stressed.”
If you are getting vaccinated at the right time, then it will be much better than being out in the community.