Flu

5 key reasons to vaccinate your child

Protect your child. The vaccine will help protect your child against flu and serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia Protect you, your family and friends. Vaccinating your child will help protect more vulnerable family members, friends and members of the community No injection needed. The nasal spray is painless[…]

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Flu in older adults

Catching flu is unpleasant for most people. If you get the flu but are in good health overall, it will usually clear up on its own in about a week. However, for many among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition, flu can cause[…]

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Myths and Facts about Flu and the Flu Vaccine

Whilst the influenza (flu) vaccine has been thoroughly researched for safety, there is still some speculation about its value and efficacy. Taking into account the extensive scientific research on the vaccine, here are some facts to dispel associated myths about the flu vaccine. Myth: –Flu is just a bad cold[…]

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Pregnancy and Flu

For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but typically self-limiting illness that recovers within a week. However, pregnant women have been found to be at greater risk of more serious side effects of flu. If you have flu while pregnant, your baby could be born prematurely or have a[…]

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Which type of flu vaccine will I require?

There are several types of flu vaccine. You will be offered one that is most effective for you, depending upon your age, from the following: children aged 2 to 17 in an eligible group are offered a live attenuated quadrivalent vaccine (LAIV), given as a nasal spray adults aged 18[…]

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Is it Flu or COVID-19?

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses with very similar symptoms. However, they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses; there are two main types – Types A and Type B. These viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Flu viruses can[…]

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Past Flu Drives

2019 – Winter is Looming 2018 – Fight the Flu 2017 – Flu Awareness in the Community 2016 – Preventing Infection from Flu virus

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Fight the Flu – 2020/21 Campaign – Protected Together

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A[…]

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