Home > Mental health > Stress > Mobile Updated 27 June 2013 Get your flu shot About 20-30% of all South Africans get the flu every year. If you want to avoid getting sick this winter, the time to vaccinate is now. 0 iStock About 20-30% of all South Africans get the flu every year. If you want to avoid getting sick this winter, the time to vaccinate is now.Take action:The best time to get the vaccine is in March/April before the influenza season really kicks off, although there is no set cut-off time after which you cannot be vaccinated. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to give your body immunity against specific influenza strains. The vaccine is available at all clinics and hospitals nationwide, and many pharmacies also offer a flu-vaccination service. Visit our Flu Centre NEXT ON HEALTH24X Need motivation? Joel Stransky stood on the podium at the Cape Epic, a year after being in ICU 2018-04-12 10:30 More: StressMobile advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Here’s why your leg cramps while you sleep – and how to treat it Lifestyle This is how Viagra can help you live longer Lifestyle Why women are opting to get their virginity restored through hymenoplasty Parenting Does mom's dagga end up in breast milk? News SEE: This surprising group is at risk of getting Listeriosis Medical A quick guide to sinus-related congestion From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.