7 things you can do to help keep your family safe from the flu

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With many families closely watching news reports of serious flu cases – and even tragic fatalities – it’s a good time to brush up on some basic flu-fighting tips in the hopes of keeping everybody safe.

The highly contagious flu is a type of viral infection, spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. It can lead to life-threatening complications, like pneumonia, and is obviously best avoided. Here’s some flu-busting tips, in the hopes of doing just that.

1. Vaccinate! Vaccinate! Vaccinate!

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Immunisation against the flu is the easiest way to reduce the number of flu cases - and deaths - and hopefully keep your family safe. A yearly influenza vaccination is recommended from six months of age to reduce the chances of contracting this horrible virus. Have a chat to your doctor to find out more about flu shots - and keeping your brood flu-free.

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