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Influenza

Getting a flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your family against the effects of the flu: headaches, fever and aches and pains. The vaccine can also greatly reduce your risk of serious complications that can develop from the flu. Being young, fit and healthy will not protect you from the flu. Influenza can be life-threatening, especially for the elderly, young children and people with chronic illnesses or compromised immune systems.

 

Influenza vaccination is provided FREE for those who need it most until the 31st of July 2017:

  • People aged 65 and over
  • People under 65 years of age who have a chronic health condition such as:
    • cardiovascular disease
    • respiratory disease
    • diabetes
    • kidney disease
    • cancer
    • immune suppression or deficiency
  • Pregnant women (any trimester)
  • Children aged 4 years and under who have a significant history of respiratory illness

It is best to be vaccinated in early winter, as it can take up to two weeks following the vaccination for the body to develop flu-fighting antibodies.

The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. There is no live virus in the vaccine. It has an excellent safety record and has been proven to provide protection for most vaccinated people.

Influenza in the Workplace

20% of people that catch the flu still turn up to work. Flu vaccination is one of the most effective ways a business can help protect itself from the costs of winter staff illness. Moorhouse Medical Centre has a dedicated team of Authorised Nurse Vaccinators that can visit your workplace to vaccinate staff onsite. Employees can also make appointments to come into Moorhouse Medical Centre. Discounts for groups of more than ten employees.

You can book flu vaccinations for your workplace using our online booking service.