Update for GPs on flu activity
8th June 2019
NSW Health has declared an early start to the influenza season after detecting a steep rise in influenza activity. This comes on top of unusually high influenza activity over the summer and autumn months.
More than 15,000 influenza notifications have been received so far this year, including 5,013 in May. There have been 37 deaths reported in people with laboratory-confirmed influenza and 38 influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities.
Flu A strains continue to predominate but Flu B activity is also increasing.
GPs are being reminded to refer to the FLU VACCINE TOOLKIT which they should have received directly from NSW Health.