It is the cold and flu season
The Department of Public Health Mid-West is reminding the public to avail of the flu vaccine as rates of flu increase in the midwest region.
Due to public health restrictions, the department says the flu did not circulate as usual during the 2020/21 flu seasons.
However, they now expect instances of flu to increase due to the level of social interaction in the community.
They also remind that the public flu can cause serious illness for vulnerable people and healthcare settings.
Those from the following groups are eligible for a free flu vaccine.
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