Give your immune system a boost this winter to keep you flying

The City of Greater Bendigo today launched a new advertising campaign encouraging residents to give their immune system a boost this winter.

The campaign promotes taking our immune systems to the next level by being up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations and also getting a flu shot.

Mayor Cr Andrea Metcalf said it was possible to get both shots at the same time and encouraged residents not to delay protecting themselves from serious illness. 

“It’s like our immune systems have been wrapped in cotton wool the past two years, through a combination of mask wearing and largely staying home. Now that we’re moving around, we need to protect ourselves and others,” Cr Metcalf said.

“There is considerable respiratory illness spreading across Greater Bendigo, a combination of COVID-19, influenza and the common cold that is going around, which impacts hospitals, schools and businesses.

“The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recently expanded the eligibility for people to get a fourth COVID-19 dose, which covers people living with a range of health conditions or disabilities and means 1.5 million more people will be eligible very soon.

“So visit your GP or pharmacist and as the ad implies, fly through winter and don’t delay super-charging your immune systems with a COVID-19 booster and flu shot.”


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