Health authorities ramp up COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine push as winter case numbers rise

Health authorities ramp up COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine push as winter case numbers rise

Health authorities ramp up COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine push as winter case numbers rise Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Paul Kelly, has issued a fresh plea to anyone who has not had either their COVID-19 booster or the flu shot to get the jabs, saying the "double whammy" of both illnesses is putting a strain on health systems. Key points: - Around two-thirds of eligible Australians have had their COVID-19 booster shot - Professor Paul Kelly warns reinfections of the illness will rise in the coming weeks and months - He says people need to make sure they are protected against both COVID-19 and the flu Professor Kelly told Sky News that, while the take up of a third COVID-19 dose had been high in older age groups and among …
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