17 Aug 2012

Over 1 million now vaccinated against flu

1:02 pm on 17 August 2012

Over 1 million people in New Zealand have been vaccinated against the flu this year.

That's in line with the number vaccinated two years ago, when a swine flu pandemic occurred.

Health Minister Tony Ryall says district health boards and GPs have done a great job helping many people get protection.

He says the flu season usually lasts about eight - 10 weeks and it's likely to still be around for another few weeks.

Mr Ryall is urging more people to get vaccinated.