MYTH: The side effects of the jab are worse than the flu FACT - Some people may experience mild fever up to 48 hours after having the flu jab
as their immune system responds to the vaccine, but this is NOT flu.
Scientists in the US found that the flu jab
cut the odds of premature birth by around 70 per cent.
With flu rates increasing across the region, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) North West is urging eligible people to get the flu jab
and for others to protect themselves.
HEALTH experts are calling on people aged 65 and over or those most "at risk" from flu to remember to get their free flu jab
if they don't want to miss out on the Christmas and New Year festivities this year.
The reasons for this include the natural decline in our immune system as we grow older and the fact some people don't have their annual flu jab
as they believe it causes flu (it can't).
Winter flu jab
reminder WITH the cases of flu rising across Wales since New Year, I'd like to remind your readers that it's not too late to have your annual winter flu jab
If you ask people about the flu jab
, they will say it is only for the over 65s, pregnant women and those with an underlying health issue, such as diabetes or lung disease.
By having the flu jab
you can protect yourself from this debilitating illness this winter.
Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, is encouraging all carers to check with their GP to see if they're eligible for a free flu jab
to reduce the risk to their own health and the person they care for.
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
The policy and information officer at Newcastle City Council is expecting her son in December and has had no hesitation in getting the flu jab
to ensure she is not struck down with the potentially-fatal illness.