October marks the start of the grass pollen season and the start of epidemic thunderstorm asthma risk forecasting.
Thunderstorm asthma events can be sudden, serious, and even life threatening. If you have asthma or hay fever, speak to your doctor or pharmacist about the best way to prevent and control symptoms.
Remember to get a COVID-19 test if:
your symptoms are new
your symptoms are different than usual
your symptoms have restarted after a period of absence
you are unsure.
More information about preparing for thunderstorm asthma season: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/thunderstorm-asthma