Game plan includes flu vaccination
By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
COMPETITORS and spectators can take a break from the three-on-three basketball, the dancing and the music to get a free flu vaccination at the PCYC on Saturday.
Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health worker Richard Geesu said the free fluvax and pneumovax clinic would be held during the VIBE three-on-three by the Gladstone City Council and indigenous health.
Mr Geesu said indigenous people were more likely to get the flu.
"It is something to do with their systems,'' he said. "It has a lot to do with their lifestyle and the make up of their system.''
Mr Geesu said it was his job to help promote health within the indigenous community but the vaccination was open to all.
"The flu season is coming upon us quickly and it's important not only for the indigenous people but everyone in the community to be vaccinated,'' he said.
"The vaccination can help avoid a serious bout of flu during the winter period.
"The vaccination is extremely important for people who smoke, drink, have heart disease or diabetes.
"Really anyone is prone to getting the flu.