When should I get vaccinated?
Get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available. This can protect in case the flu season comes early and will protect you throughout the entire flu season.
Who should receive a flu vaccine?
Everyone is at risk for seasonal influenza.
Health experts now recommend that everyone who is 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against influenza. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread and they can affect people differently based on their body’s ability to fight infection. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk including:
- Children younger than 5, especially children younger than 2 years old.
- People 65 years old and older.
- Pregnant women.
- People with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and certain other health conditions.
Flu-like symptoms include:
- Fever (usually high)
- Extreme tiredness
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Muscle aches
- Vomiting & nausea
- Lack of appetite
- Sometimes diarrhea
How to protect yourselves and others:
- If you have symptoms just like influenza ones, you should meet your doctor immediately and not go to work or school for at least 24 hours after the influenza symptoms has completely gone.
- Cover your nose and mouth with tissues when coughing or sneezing.
- Put the used tissues immediately in the required place.
- Wash your hand with soap and water frequently.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because those are the ways of spreading viruses.
- Restrain contacting with others in order not to infect them.
Vaccination services on daytime and afterhours, from Monday to Sunday