Flu vaccination service
What is flu?
Flu is a highly infectious acute respiratory tract disease caused by the influenza virus.
Epidemics occur mainly in the winter months and the virus commonly spreads through close contact with those infected.
In healthy individuals it is usually a self-limiting illness with most people recovering between two and seven days. However, in some it can lead to complications such as pneumonia or worsening of pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes.
What are flu symptoms?
How to treat the flu
If you are otherwise fit and healthy you should rest, keep warm and drink plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated. You can also take pain killers like paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve pain and discomfort.
Most people generally improve within seven days. However, please see your GP if your symptoms get worse or last longer than a week.
You should also see your GP if you are at higher risk of developing complications; for example if you have heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, a weakened immune system, pregnant and over 65 years of age.
The flu vaccine is effective and can save lives.
The WHO (World Health Organisation) monitors influenza viruses throughout the world and every year makes recommendations about which strains to include in the vaccines for the coming winter in the northern and southern hemispheres.
It takes 10 - 14 days for immunity to develop.
At Vital Wellness Clinic we offer the Quadrivalent influenza vaccine, which contains four strains of the influenza virus (the three strains recommended by WHO as well as the additional B virus.)
Common side effects
The vaccine is generally well tolerated. Most reactions occur withing the first 3 days after vaccinations and often resolve spontaneously 1-3 days after onset.
More information and other uncommon reactions from the quadrivalent vaccine can be found at: http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.33705.latest.pdf
£20 per dose
To book for your flu vaccination
Call us on 01727 226911
Have any questions?
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
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CLOSED: 18th Dec 2017 - 3rd Jan 2018
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