Hello everyone, and welcome back to our blog! Today we are going to chat about the Flu Vaccination. Did you know we administer the Winter Influenza Vaccination in our Dublin store carried out by Ailbhe, our supervising Pharmacist?
Why should you get the Flu Vaccine?
The flu virus changes nearly every year so that’s why it’s important to get vaccinated annually. It is different to the common cold as a person can be extremely sick for up to 3 weeks. Symptoms include high temperature, runny nose, fatigue, headache and dry cough. Most people with influenza are bedbound unlike a common cold. The flu has been shown to cause people to feel very unwell which can lead to lost working days leading to loss of income. In some people with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma or heart problems it can lead to complications. It is a known cause of fatalities in the elderly therefore all carers should be vaccinated. It is very important also to be vaccinated during all stages of pregnancy.
If you would be interested in receiving the flu vaccine or to get more information you can book an appointment with our pharmacist by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01-4161918. Or, you can pop in to our Dublin store where we would be happy to chat to you about any questions you may have!