Seasonal Influenza Advice

Page last updated: 16 September 2014

This information was distributed on September 10, 2014

Dear Aged Care Stakeholder

Influenza season has started in Queensland with half of all flu cases and hospital admissions

(as of 28 August 2014) this year reported in the last month.

Elderly people are at higher risk of being hospitalised with influenza and residents of aged care facilities are vulnerable should an outbreak occur within a facility.

This message from Queensland Health provides advice regarding influenza preparedness, prevention and control.

Ageing and Aged Care Stream
Department of Social Services