It means we're about midway through autumn, so the weather is about to get colder.
It also means it's time to get a flu shot.
The flu shot won't give you protection against every sniff and sniffle going around, but it will give you some resistance to the most kill-ey versions of the flu that are expected to come around this flu season.
For lupus patients (and patients with other immune-compromising diseases) can go to our doctors to get the flu vaccine for free, under the National Immunisation Program.
It's worth asking family to consider getting a flu shot as well. Them being protected also helps us to be protected. For family members who aren't covered by the Program, it's possible to get a flu shot fairly inexpensively from a pharmacy or a doctor's surgery.
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