Have you or your family had the flu vaccine?
Cases of influenza countrywide are hitting health services hard, with Canterbury finding itself the worst affected. Around 50 patients are currently in isolation in Christchurch Hospital.
Three viruses are currently circulating NZ: Influenza A/H3N2, swine flu/H1N1 and Influenza B. All three appear to be prevalent in Auckland.
Leading NZ Virologist Lance Jennings explained the issues surroung the flu viruses to Marcus Lush.
Have you been vaccinated for flu?