Borne to be mild: Flu season is officially over

Upswing in vaccinations helps to avoid a repeat of last year's 'brutal' season

NSW has officially declared the state’s 2018 flu season over — and the mildest in five years in part due to an upswing in vaccinations.

Just over 15,000 confirmed cases of influenza have been recorded in NSW from January to October 17, compared with more than 101,000 cases for the same period in last year’s horror season.