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Uber drivers are at particular risk of catching the flu from their passengers. This is all the more reason to consider seriously having a flu shot.

A driver who catches the flu can easily find that they lose income for a whole week or even longer.

I had my flu shot done at Chemist Warehouse in Woden. The cost was only $10.99 for the quadrivalent strain including free injection by a health professional.

You can book on line: http://rsvp.chemistwarehouse.com.au/?gclid=CLq0pJfoxtMCFVcmvQodhYYBlg.

There are many other options.

The Health Directorate of the ACT Government has issued the following advice about flu vaccination:

Flu Vaccinations
ACT Government Health Directorate urges Canberrans to get their annual flu shot, if they have not already done so, to help stop the spread of the infection.

The influenza virus is easily passed from person to person through the air by droplets and small particles when infected individuals cough or sneeze.

In general, antibiotics are not useful for these viral infections, unless there were other complicating infections.

Vaccination is the principal measure for preventing influenza and reducing the impact of outbreaks.

Other ways of preventing the spread of the disease are to use simple measures like covering your nose or mouth when you sneeze or cough, washing your hands regularly, disposing of tissues as soon as you use them and keeping a reasonable distance from people who have the infection.


Additional comment by Jack Malarkey:

Please also consider participating in the weekly flu survey by the Flutracking Survey Team of the University of Newcastle. It takes only 10 seconds to complete after they send you an email early on Monday mornings from now to mid-spring.

In return, you receive a weekly flu report tracking outbreaks and a flu map.

See http://www.flutracking.net/?inv3.
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