Massive flu spike on the Gold Coast and across Qld

More than 3,600 Queenslanders have been diagnosed with the flu over the past week.

Nearly 14,500 people have come down with the virus since January this year, a concerning 1,771 of them here on the Gold Coast.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said its a good reminder for people about the importance of getting their annual flu jab.


“It’s an important reminder for everyone to take steps to help protect themselves against the flu, it’s never too late to get vaccinated and I’d encourage anyone yet to get a shot to book in right away.

Mr Dick is also reminding people to keep emergency departments for emergencies only, as hospitals across the state feel the pressure with winter illness presentations peaking.

“Queenslanders can do their bit to help themselves and help others. This includes good hygiene and seeing a GP rather than attending an Emergency Department if you have the flu.”