Busy Mums And Who Should Be Having Flu Jabs
Flu can be very debilitating and of course is very infectious – so this is just a reminder to chase up those friends and family who may require a flu jab. People who are eligible and actively encouraged to have flu jabs include
People over 65
Anyone with serious health problems
Anyone who is pregnant
Care workers or anyone who is caring for someone with serious health problems
The best time to have the flu jab is in the autumn between September to early November before flu starts really circulating.
The following information I have copies and pasted from the NHS which says
“This winter’s flu jab protects against the same three strains of flu as last year’s vaccines. These include the H1N1 strain of the flu virus. H1N1 is the same strain of flu that caused the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
H1N1 is included because it is likely to be one of the major flu strains circulating in Britain this winter.”
If you think you need a seasonal flu vaccination, check with your GP, nurse or local pharmacist. If you are not in one of the high risk categories but would like a flu jab then speak to your GP or the local pharmacist anyway. You may have to pay for the vaccination – but you can still get it.
For more information on flu and who should have the seasonal flu jab read: the seasonal flu jab and who should have it