Thanks to its strong partnership with the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), the MHAHS is providing multilingual support to the flu campaign in the district. Aimed at increasing awareness of the flu vaccination in at-risk populations, the MHAHS in partnership with SLHD has made available Don’t spread Flu posters in Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Thai.

NSW Health’s Director of Communicable Diseases, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, said the flu vaccines are now available at most GPs, Aboriginal Medical Services, and for children, at most council and community health services that routinely provide childhood vaccination services.

“Vaccination is your best protection against the flu, so we encourage you and your loved ones to get vaccinated against this deadly infection this winter,” Dr Sheppeard said.

The flu shots will benefit a range of people, including those with medical conditions predisposed to flu, according to Barbara Luisi, manager of the MHAHS.

"Flu shots are available for free to members of the community who are pregnant, children up to five years of age and people over 65 years of age, most Aboriginal people and those with medical conditions such as HIV, asthma, diabetes and heart problems. Flu vaccination can help people living with HIV to avoid the potential harmful effects of seasonal flu. Don’t forget your flu jab this winter," Ms Luisi said.

Copies of the multilingual poster have also been sent out to all relevant ethnic media outlets by the MHAHS along with a shell media release from the NSW Health, for public education.

The flu campaign emphasize vaccination as the best protection against the flu and suggests the following as ways to also help prevent the spread of influenza:
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Clean your hands
  • ​Stay home when sick.
To download flu posters, please click on the relevant image in the PDF below: