More than one million flu vaccines have now been delivered across the State with more to come, so now is the best time for you to get vaccinated.
The vaccine is free for those most vulnerable, including pregnant women, those over 65 years old, and anyone with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.
There have been more than 9,600 confirmed influenza cases in NSW already this year across all age groups.
Getting a free flu shot is the best protection for expectant mums and will help protect newborns in their first few months of life. It also the best protection for young children.
The NSW Government has invested about $130 million in the 2018-19 Immunisation Program budget, including Commonwealth and state vaccines.
Free flu vaccines for children aged from six months to under five years of age are available under the NSW Government's $2.6 million program.
Last year, we avoided a repeat of the bad 2017 flu season, but we cannot be complacent so please, go get your flu jab - I've got mine!
ROAD SAFETY WEEK
This week is National Road Safety Week and is a timely reminder for anyone getting in a car to ensure they are fit to drive.
Each year we lose more than 1,200 people on Australian roads and in NSW alone we are already about to surpass 140, which is up on this time last year.
Road safety is everyone's responsibility and it is really quite simple; plan ahead before you drive.
Ensure you get a good night's sleep, drive to the conditions, stick to the speed limit and never ever risk driving if there's a chance you could be affected by drugs or alcohol.
On Monday the NSW Government announced key reforms that will see drink drivers immediately removed from our roads.
From May 20, those drink drivers who are first time, lower range offenders will receive an immediate three month licence suspension and a fine of $561.
The reality is, we have no tolerance for drink drivers.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/nswroadsafety/.