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Coromandel MP: Make Sure You Get Your Free Flu Jab

Scott Simpson
MP for Coromandel

10 July 2014

Coromandel MP: Make Sure You Get Your Free Flu Jab

With the free flu vaccination programme ending soon, Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is encouraging people who’re eligible to get their immunisations.

Scott Simpson MP says ‘GPs and hospitals are reporting a growing number of cases of the flu, and winter’s definitely not over yet.’

Mr Simpson says ‘Many people in the Coromandel electorate are able to get free vaccinations. They include anyone over 65 years old, people with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, cancer or other serious medical conditions.”

‘Pregnant women, children under 5 who’ve been hospitalised for a respiratory illness or who have a history of respiratory illness are also eligible,’ he said.

Scott Simpson MP says ‘The free vaccinations are available until the end of July. Influenza puts hundreds of New Zealanders in hospital every year – make sure you’re not one of them.’

Anyone concerned about symptoms should call their doctor, nurse or Healthline (0800 611 116).

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