Warning the NSW flu season is not over

SSpring may be around the corner but the flu season is still among us.

Spring is coming, but that does not mean the NSW flu season is over.

NSW Health says the latest data shows 719 confirmed cases in the week ending August 26.

The recent account is an increase of 639 cases in the previous week, but a decrease of 10,907 cases confirmed this time last year.

Flu activity has been relatively high in Hunter, New England and the middle part of the north coast, with 130 confirmed cases this week, said NSW Health.

Vicky Sheppeard, of NSW Health, said that although temperatures are heating up, there is no room for complacency.

"The flu season started later this year than last year, and officially began in the first week of August," Dr. Sheppeard said in a statement on Friday.

"It's important for the community to remember that it still needs to protect itself against hiring."

As a result of last year's flu season, which was the worst recorded in NSW, the state government pledged to spend $ 22.75 million on immunization programs in 2017-18.