Flu (Influenza). Every year, millions of people get the flu. The good news is that the seasonal flu vaccine can lower the risk of getting the flu by about half. Getting the yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. You have to go to a doctor or nurse to get the injection every three months. This may be easy for some people and harder for others, but the shot only works if you get it on time. You can use our birth control app to keep track of your next shot day and set reminders for upcoming appointments. If you live far from a health. 24 Mar PHARMACIES are exposing people to the deadly flu virus during the peak of the season by encouraging customers to get their vaccination too early. The push by chemists to “book a flu shot today” contradicts advice from the Department of Health, the Federal Government's immunisation advisory body, the.