2022 is expected to be a bad flu season

As Victorians return to normal activities after two years of closed international borders and staying at home, 2022 is expected to be a bad flu season.

It is more important than ever to get your flu shot, be up to date with your COVID vaccination, know where to get help, wear a mask and do the other things we know can keep us well.

Doing this will help keep you and your friends, family, and community well, and protect a health system which is under pressure.

What you need to know

  • To stay well this winter, get your influenza (also commonly referred to as the flu) shot as soon as possible and keep your COVID vaccinations up to date.
  • You can get your flu shot and COVID vaccination at the same time.
  • The flu vaccine is free for people who are more at-risk from suffering complications from the flu.
  • Stay at home if you’re unwell – don’t go to work or school.
  • Most people can safely recover from the flu and COVID at home.
  • Keeping your distance from others, hand hygiene, good ventilation and mask wearing are still the best ways to avoid getting sick.
  • See your doctor before you are sick so they can help you make a treatment plan. This will help you get the right care, if and when you need it.
  • Your doctor is the best person to help you if you are unwell.

Read more here