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McGowan urges flu jabs as ‘severe’ season looms

WA Premier Mark McGowan has urged West Australians to get a free flu jab this month ahead of an anticipated “severe” winter season, also revealing a further six people had died with COVID.

Mr McGowan rolled up his sleeve once again on Friday, this time at Pharmacy 777 in Belmont, to encourage others to get vaccinated against the flu.

It was vital to relieve pressure on the health system, he said, noting about 100 people died from flu during the 2018-19 season.

Camera IconWA Premier Mark McGowan rolled up to receive a flu vaccination. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

“I encourage everyone across Western Australia to take advantage of the offer the State Government has put on for free flu vaccinations all over Western Australia,” the Premier told reporters.

“Throughout the month of June, you’ll have the opportunity to get your free flu vaccination at participating pharmacies, participating GPs and our state vaccination clinics.

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