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Flu vaccination - what you need to know

Flu Vaccination – What You Need to Know?

Influenza, or flu, is a nasty virus that can leave you feeling wiped out for weeks. Although it is sometimes thought of as ‘a bad cold’, flu can be completely debilitating and leave even the fittest adults bedbound whilst they fight the virus. Each year, the influenza vaccination is developed to provide the best protection against flu viruses for the coming winter, and you can get the flu vaccination Earlsfield with Pearl Chemist Group.

What is Flu?

Flu is caused by the influenza virus, and can affect both adults and children. Common symptoms include a runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, cough and extreme lethargy. Loss of appetite is common, and children may get diarrhoea and vomiting. Whilst healthy adults tend to recover slowly from flu, the elderly, or those with a compromised immune system, may be unable to fight the virus. Getting the flu shot can therefore offer protection to other people in the community.

Influenza Vaccine

Each year a vaccine is developed to offer protection over the winter months when flu is more prevalent. We have all seen the immense financial pressures that the NHS is under, and so often the vaccine is only offered to groups of people that are considered to be most at risk of getting flu, or of becoming severely unwell if they were to contract it. These groups include the elderly, children, people with a reduced immune system and those with a respiratory condition including asthma. However, many people who do not fall into these categories choose to have the flu shot privately to offer peace of mind that they have done everything they can to protect themselves against flu.

Flu Vaccination Earlsfield

At Pearl Chemist Group, we are pleased to be able to offer the flu vaccine privately to anyone wishing to protect their health. Our pharmacist will check that there are no health reasons why you should not receive it, and then the vaccine itself is administered quickly and with minimal discomfort. You may experience a mildly sore arm the following day. Having the vaccine cannot give you flu.

When it comes to your health and that of your family members, prevention is certainly better than cure, so call us today to book your vaccination.

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