Health

COVID and influenza hit Hunter hospitals as Dr David Durrheim urges vaccination and face masks going into busy winter flu season

Anita Beaumont
By Anita Beaumont
Updated May 26 2022 - 6:34am, first published May 25 2022 - 11:00pm
Big winter ahead: Dr David Durrheim has warned that influenza and COVID-19 are co-circulating, and is urging people to be vaccinated for both. Picture: Simone De Peak

A VIRUS laden winter lies ahead, with COVID-19 and influenza "co-circulating" to put additional pressure on the Hunter's hospital emergency departments.

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Anita Beaumont

Anita Beaumont

Journalist

Anita Beaumont is a health and general news reporter at the Newcastle Herald.