STATE Member for Murray Austin Evans has encouraged children between six months and five years old to get a free flu jab.
The $3.5 million influenza vaccination program offered by the NSW Government follows last year’s severe flu season.
Children who have never had a flu vaccination will need two doses, one month apart.
The vaccine will cover four strains of influenza virus, two A strains and two B strains, likely to be circulating this winter.
Last year there were more than 12,000 confirmed cases of influenza in children under five, with many more likely not to have been tested.
For information, visit health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation