flu jab

flu jab

A popular term for a vaccine developed to protect against the strains of flu virus which are expected to be most prevalent during a particular winter. It provides 70–80% protection against the strains of flu included in the vaccination and lasts for a year. It is offered to people in at-risk groups (e.g., pregnant women and the elderly) who are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu.
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Becky Churchill Anyone know why they give pregnant women the flu jab despite the package insert saying that its not tested for safety in pregnant women?
This is a mutated version of what is in the Australian flu jab so inoculations have been less effective than hoped.
The reasons for this include the natural decline in our immune system as we grow older and the fact that some people don't have their annual flu jab because they believe it causes the flu (it can't).
Although the best time to get a flu jab is October and November, the vaccinations are still available now - for many of you, they will be free and paid for by the NHS.
AN expectant mum who contracted swine flu which developed into pneumonia and sepsis is urging all pregnant women to have the flu jab.
They spoke out as part of a drive to urge those eligible for the flu jab to have it.
THOUSANDS INVITED TO JOIN WORLD'S FIRST UNIVERSAL FLU JAB TRIAL NHS patients are being invited to join a world-first trial for a universal flu vaccine.
Boots have a private Winter Flu Jab Service at pharmacies for PS12.
56% up If you are eligible you can get a free flu jab from Boots pharmacies and your GP.
You can get a free NHS flu jab if you are aged 65 and over; if you're pregnant; or have certain medical conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.