Should I get the influenza shot?

A decision aid for Australians.

This decision aid is aiming to provide adequate information to help you decide whether you should get the influenza shot.

Is anyone in your household pregnant?

Do you work with or provide care to children less than 5 years of age?

Do you have elderly people in your household?

Are there elderly people that you care for outside of the home?

Does anyone in your household suffer from heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, kidney disease, obesity or Down syndrome?

Does anyone in your household suffer from long term respiratory conditions (e.g. COPD, severe asthma or cystic fibrosis)

Does anyone in your household have cancer, or other conditions that effect the immune system?

Are you a healthcare worker?

Are you planning to travel to a region that will have an influenza season while you are there?