Flu Vaccination Time is Upon us

Can you afford to take a week off work sick?If the answer is no then perhaps it is time for you to get your seasonal flu vaccination.

The flu is more than just a ‘bad cold’. Although there are similar symptoms the flu is usually much more severe. These symptoms can include, a cough, headache, fever or chills, body aches and pains, fatigue and generally feeling run down and miserable. The flu is a serious illness that can result in hospitalisation and sometimes death. Even if you don’t end up in hospital, the flu can keep you in bed for a week or more. This can not only prevent you from working but also from other commitments.

The flu can affect anyone no matter how healthy. Although those with underlying health conditions are more at risk. As we are unable to predict year to year how severe the flu season may be it is important to ensure effective protection is maintained. Seasonal flu vaccinations are recognised as being the single most effective way of reducing the impact of the flu. For those in high risk groups including over 65 year olds and pregnant women the vaccination is free, and for others it is a cheap price to pay to prevent you having to take a week off work.

So is it time for you to get your seasonal flu vaccination? If so head into Hillcrest Pharmacy and we will get you sorted this flu season.

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