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 Humans correctly identify sick peers from a photo 2018-01-10 12:30 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 Diet and nutrition What is the Candida Diet and will it improve your health? Medical You can still save your heart if you are middle-aged and out of shape Lifestyle 3 foods you must eat if you’ve ever smoked Mental health Why some people freak out about belly buttons Medical 'Dead' man snores back to life right before his autopsy Fitness What's the deal with pain after exercise? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?