Now that the nights are drawing in and the leaves are turning, it’s time to think about your yearly flu vaccination…
Why should I get it?
The influenza virus is more serious than the common cold, with symptoms including; fever, chills, exhaustion, aches and pains, upset stomach and a dry cough. These symptoms usually last for up to a week and can leave you bedbound, unable to work or keep up with daily activities.
In 2017-18, influenza caused the deaths of 241 people in the UK and in 2018-19, resulted in the admission of over 2000 people into high-dependency hospital units.
The flu jab reduces your risk of getting the flu and can decrease the severity of symptoms and speed up recovery time in the rare case that you catch a strain.
Who should get it?
Everyone! But especially those in at-risk groups in which the flu could cause dangerous complications, such as:
- Elderly people, children or pregnant women
- People with heart or lung conditions, such as asthma
- People with diabetes
- People with kidney or liver problems
- Immunosuppressed people, or those that care for them
- People with long-term neurological problems
People in these groups can usually get the flu jab for free through the NHS, but it’s worth paying privately even if these don’t apply to you, as it can also increase your protection from secondary illnesses like pneumonia. And it’s peace of mind for those who may otherwise have experienced loss of earnings from sick days, such as the self-employed, or those who are busy and can’t wait for a GP appointment.
When should I get it?
The ideal time to get the flu jab is September-early November, although flu season lasts until around March. You should have a new vaccine annually, as each year it is formulated to remain effective against the constantly changing strains of flu virus.
How much is it?
Elegant Aesthetic is offering the vaccine at just £10 per person
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My own clinic is based in my home town of Bournemouth, at the Sandbanks Clinic in Poole. I am a conscientious practitioner. I want to understand your aims and expectations and together we will come to a joint treatment plan.
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