Live chat: Flu expert Dr Sue Huang

Dr Sue Huang is a virologist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research.
Dr Sue Huang is a virologist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research.

New Zealand virus experts are warning of a potentially tough flu season if the country follows the United States, which has had its worst outbreaks since the influenza pandemic which began in 2009.

Associate Professor Lance Jennings and Dr Sue Huang strongly support the government push to increase the rate of vaccination against influenza, but acknowledge the vaccine offers less than universal protection, especially to the elderly and the young.

Dr Huang, a virologist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, will be joining nzherald.co.nz at midday to discuss the flu threat, how the viruses spread and what people can do to protect themselves.

Join us below for a live chat with Dr Huang from midday.

- nzherald.co.nz

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