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How to Prevent Yourself from Getting the Flu Again

How to Prevent Yourself from Getting the Flu Again?

With all the focus on Covid-19, it is easy to overlook seasonal flu although the government is encouraging everyone to have a flu vaccination this year and has extended the free vaccine on the NHS to those aged between 50 and 64.  Coronavirus and flu could be quite a potent cocktail and so it has never been more important to make sure you have an annual flu shot. If you are looking for a flu vaccination in Earlsfield then visit Pearl Chemist Group. We offer the latest flu vaccine which is available to everyone so there’s no reason to wait.

The reason why the flu vaccine is annual is because every year, the strain of the flu virus can differ. New flu vaccines are released every year to keep up with viruses that are constantly evolving. When you get vaccinated, your immune system produces antibodies to protect you from the viruses included in the vaccine. But the virus changes year to year and, in addition to that, your antibody levels may decline, which make for two very good reasons why it is so important to get an annual flu shot.

Flu vaccine and Covid-19

If you are in one of the categories which is at higher risk of Coronavirus then you are also at higher risk from flu. Research shows that if you get flu and Covid-19 at the same time then you could become seriously ill. If you have already had Covid-19, then it is perfectly safe to have the flu vaccine.

The NHS have routinely offered the flu vaccine to those aged over 65 and with pre-existing health conditions. Now, because of Covid, this roll out is to be extended to those aged 50-64. Given the good news it’s important to note that those who find themselves in this age group will not be prioritised and it may be sometime before the free vaccination is available. If you are worried or just don’t want to wait then you can have the annual flu shot privately via Pearl Chemist Group.

We offer the flu vaccination in Earlsfield to those who are not eligible for the free vaccine on the NHS or if you qualify to have the free vaccination but simply don’t want to wait. For more information, visit our website which explains more

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