October marks the start of the grass pollen season

October marks the start of the grass pollen season and the start of epidemic thunderstorm asthma risk forecasting.
Thunderstorm asthma events can be sudden, serious, and even life threatening. If you have asthma or hay fever, speak to your doctor or pharmacist about the best way to prevent and control symptoms.

Check the epidemic thunderstorm asthma forecast daily during the grass pollen season (from 1 October to 31 December) on the VicEmergency website: http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/prepare/…

 
Remember to get a COVID-19 test if:
◾ your symptoms are new
◾ your symptoms are different than usual
◾ your symptoms have restarted after a period of absence
◾ you are unsure.
More information about preparing for thunderstorm asthma season: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/thunderstorm-asthma
 
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