Fight the flu Before it gets you!
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 in the vaccine.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.
Frequently Asked Questions!
Why is the flu vaccine recommended?
Flu vaccine is recommended so that one may be saved from severe illness, hospitalization and even death due to influenza or flu. It reduces the severity of disease if you contract it.
Who should be vaccinated?
Everyone above the age of 6 months should be vaccinated.
Am I eligible for the flu vaccine?
You are eligible if you do not suffer from egg allergy or any previous allergies to vaccines.
Are children eligible for the flu vaccine?
Yes, children are eligible above the age of 6 months
Where and how can I get vaccinated?
You can get vaccinated at home or office whenever you like by calling us and we will administer it to you after taking your history and having you read and sign the consent form.
When should I be vaccinated?
The sooner the better. It takes 2 weeks to build antibodies so the start of the season as in now is advisable.
How often do I need to be vaccinated?
Annually as in every year.
How effective is the flu vaccine?
It is proven to be quite effective in reducing hospitalization mortality prevalence and severity worldwide.
Is the flu vaccine safe?
Yes, it is completely safe.
Is the flu vaccine safe if I’m pregnant?
Yes, it is safe and advised during pregnancy.
Are there any side effects from the vaccine?
∙ No major side effects
∙ Redness or soreness at the site of administration
∙ Mild headache
What should I do if I experience any side effects?
Taking brufen is sufficient.
What do I do if I have an unexpected reaction to the flu vaccine?
Unexpected side effects require taking ipobrufen or acetaminophen and consulting a healthcare practitioner.
Should I have the vaccination if I previously suffered an immediate allergic reaction?
No, you should not.
Why do some children have stronger reactions to the flu vaccine than adults?
Some kids are atopic or allergic and show exaggerated responses. It varies from person to person. However, the safety has been established n no prior history of egg Allergy or any other known allergy should be sufficient to administer it.
My child is under the age of nine. How many doses of seasonal flu vaccine are needed this year?
One vaccine per year is sufficient.