Flu Vaccine

What Is a Flu Vaccine?

The flu vaccine, also referred to as the flu jab, is a safe and effective vaccine which is administered once a year to protect people at risk of flu and its complications. The best time to have the flu vaccine is in the autumn, ahead of the flu season, but you can get the vaccine later.

It is possible to arrange an appointment for an annual flu vaccine, so please contact MyHealthcare Clinic here for more details.

Flu is caused by a virus. It can be a very unpleasant illness for children and adults alike. It can also lead to serious problems, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

The flu vaccine is highly recommended to adults who:

·      Are 50 years old and older

·      Have certain health conditions (please ask your GP for further details)

·      Are pregnant

·      Are in long-stay residential care

·      Are main carers for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick

Flu vaccine for children

The children’s flu vaccine is safe and effective and offered every year as a nasal spray to children to help protect them against flu.

Children spread flu easily. Vaccinating children also protects others who are vulnerable to flu, such as babies and older people.

For more advice about the flu vaccine for your child, please contact MyHealthcare Clinic.

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