6 Jun 2012

Severe flu season tipped this year

5:39 am on 6 June 2012

A leading influenza expert says the coming flu season is likely to be more severe than last winter's and is urging people to get vaccinated.

A Canterbury virologist, Dr Lance Jennings, is warning people not to be complacent following last year's relatively mild flu season.

So far, more than 900,000 doses have been distributed this year.