flu jab


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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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BIRMINGHAM health bosses are urging pregnant women to protect themselves and their unborn babies and get the flu jab this winter.
PEOPLE wanting a flu jab can now head into a high street pharmacy for the vaccination.
AS flu season approaches Diabetes UK Cymru is recommending that Echo readers with diabetes take up the offer of a free flu jab.
IF you're aged 65 or over, having a free NHS flu jab every year is vital for protecting yourself from the risk of serious illness.
I AM writing to let your readers in North Wales know how important it is to have your free flu jab as soon as possible if you have diabetes.
A NORTH East MP is backing a call for people in the region to get their free flu jab.
So the simple message for anyone at risk is get your flu jab now.
One in three people in Warwickshire are entitled to a free flu jab, yet every year thousands run the lottery of catching the potentially deadly illness rather than have the injection.
FORMER Miss Scotland Nicola Mimnagh is backing a drive to encourage mums-to-be to get the flu jab.
DOCTORS are warning the most vulnerable people in North Wales to get their free flu jab this winter.