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 FDA bans e-cig liquid products that look like snacks and candies 2018-09-12 19:00 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 ‘I didn’t realise I was having an actual heart attack’ Medical 'Are you really crazy?' Medical Scientists developing blood test for drowsy driving Medical What is 'salt therapy' and can it help with sinusitis? News Antibiotics may be enough to treat appendicitis - surgery is often not needed Medical Calls for action at historic TB meeting From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Sleep better » Do these sleep myths really work to get you to bed? We found out if these sleep myths actually work. Sexual health » The painless 'G-Shot' injection will give you much deeper orgasms Looking to ramp up your pleasure? This procedure might just hit the spot.