It is now october and the time has come around again for the winter flu vaccination ( what fun ) we both got our reminders 4 days ago.
Flu occurs every year usually in winter and is highly infectious, the symptoms include fever, chills, headache, aching muscles, cough and sore throat.
In Great Britain last winter 608 people of all ages died from the flu.
In Britain it is free to the following people.
Anyone over 65.
Children who did have a chest infection.
School children with severe learning difficulties
People living in a residential or nursing homes.
careers for elderly or disabled people.
Children and adults with the following:-
Chronic chest condition such as asthma
Chronic heart condition
Chronic liver disease
Chronic kidney disease
Lowered immunity due to treatment
Chronic neurological conditions such as:-
There are others, but check with your doctor for the full list.
If you have an allergy to chicken eggs speak to your doctor first.
There are no lasting side effects from the injection.
So get protection, get the injection, not an infection.