The flu vaccine help protect people at risk of flu and its severity. This is a safe and effective vaccine.
Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year.
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine.
When should I get vaccinated?
Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins.
Reasons why you need a flu vaccine every year?
To protect your immune system, when vaccination reduces by time. Therefore, an annual vaccination is needed for maximum protection.
Because flu vaccinations may be updated from one season to another.
Who can have flu vaccination?
- Those who are pregnant
- Having certain health conditions
- Those who are 50 and over
- Those who are under long-stay residential care
- Health and social care workers
Side effects of flu vaccination:
These side effects are mostly mild and lasts only for a few days or so;
- Sore arms
- Muscle aches
- Slightly raised temperature
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