The virus is vital for people who have a compromised immune system, old and young, ultimately protecting them from potentially debilitating disease.
Some people have a much higher risk of death or permanent flu.
For those considered most vulnerable, the flu can be potentially life-saving.
The following groups are eligible for the free vaccine in 2019:
– All children from the age of two to ten years until August 31, 2019  – Pregnant women
– People aged 65 years
– Residents of long-term care homes
– People close to people with weakened immunities