With the presence of coronavirus in Australia, people are wondering whether they need to get the flu vaccine early this year. 

According to ABC News the flu vaccine won’t combat COVID-19, however, it does reduce the severity and spread of seasonal influenza, as contacting influenza can lower a person’s immunity and make them more susceptible to other illnesses. 

Timing is important with the flu vaccine. it is important to be protected when the flu season starts and also several months later, when flu activity peaks. To ensure the highest level of protection during peak flu season, the Department of Health recommends people get vaccinated from mid April. 

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