Swine flu vaccines for all

SOUTHERN Downs residents will get their second dose of the swine flu vaccine today.

The vaccine will be administered to students – as well as the general public – in order to counter-attack the second wave of swine flu expected to arrive next month.

Research has shown that children and adolescents spread influenza viruses more rapidly, so they are being vaccinated earlier than groups of adults.

This is a free Queensland Government initiative to protect the community.

Currently 13 per cent of Queensland’s population has been immunised against human swine flu.

The majority of immunisation clinics will be held on weekends with some on weekdays depending upon local circumstances.

All vaccinations will be administered free by trained professionals and anyone is welcome to attend in order to protect themselves and the community.

Clinics will be held at Warwick State High School today from 9am to 3pm and Killarney and Inglewood state schools from 9am to 3pm.

For further information on school immunisation clinics please contact 13Health or visit www.health.qld.gov.au /swineflu.



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