Experts are warning of potentially bad influenza season this year and encouraging vaccination.
Influenza researchers Prof Lance Jennnings from Canterbury DHB and Dr Sue Huang of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) have highlighted the severe flu season in the States and cautioned that New Zealand could be next.
In media reports both Dr Huang and Prof Jennings have backed efforts to increase vaccination rates:
New Zealand Herald: NZ virus experts sound alert for a tough flu season (includes infographic)
Otago Daily Times: Warning over tough flu season
The Press: Jabs urged for a flu-fighting chance