Queenslanders are being urged to get a flu vaccination after 25 people have died in the state this year due to the illness.
According to Queensland Health people should get vaccinated as soon as possible with 10,000 flu cases having been recorded this year alone.
Last year 43 people died as a result of the illness and the severity this year is expected to be worse.
Flu cases are up about 3 and a half times the aveage for this time of year.
This year 848 people in Queensland were admitted to hospital.