St John WA is preparing for another busy winter flu season and wants to raise public awareness about prevention and treatment options for influenza.
Cases of flu typically peak between July and September, however St John has had early indications to suggest Perth may be in for a particularly bad flu season this year.
The 2019 flu season is already well underway with a current surge of ambulance activity for flu-like illnesses being observed both in WA and the eastern states.
St John is urging people to protect themselves against influenza by having an annual flu vaccination.
Flu vaccinations are now available at St John Medical Joondalup, Cockburn, Cannington and Armadale.
To book your appointment , visit https://www.stjohnhealth.com.au/.
Typical flu symptoms are fever, chills, muscle aches and fatigue, if you experience these symptoms see your doctor.
Medical assessment is particularly important in the young, old and the pregnant as they are more at risk of developing serious flu-related complications.
This flu season, St John would also like to remind people that it operates Urgent Care centres in Cockburn, Joondalup and Armadale.
Urgent Care centres can help with urgent but non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.
If you think you have developed the flu and cannot get in to see your GP, St John Urgent Care can help.
Urgent Care centres in Cockburn and Joondalup are open 8am – 10pm and Armadale 10am – 6pm.
There is no need to make an appointment and you will be bulk billed with a valid Medicare card.
For more information about Urgent Care, visit https://www.stjohnhealth.com.au/walk-in-urgent-care/.