Flu cases are on the rise around the country.
Walk-in flu clinics are still being offered in the Eastern Health region as flu season continues.
This flu season started weeks earlier than expected. More than 200 people have been hospitalized for the flu.
Hong says the flu is in "widespread" status across the state.
It comes as Australia is on track to record its worst summer flu season in years, prompting a warning from doctors not to be complacent about vaccinations and hygiene.
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Two more children have died in connection with the flu as activity picked up in the US last week, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These bring the number of flu-related deaths so far this season up to eight, according to the Division of Public Health (DPH).
But there was little point in people who missed last year's flu vaccine rushing out to have it now.
These numbers are similar to the comparable period from previous year, when there were 1,289 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza and 297 hospitalizations.