Flu vaccine – available from 6 months

flushot‘Had a touch of the flu’ doesn’t seem to get much sympathy. The problem with flu is that, it sounds boring and is used interchangeably with ‘cold’. But true influenza is nothing to be (ahem), sneezed at. Every year several hundred children under 15 are hospitalised with pneumonia, encephalits and other complications from influenza. There are 20 to 30 admissions to intensive care, and several deaths. Most of these in the 0-5yrs age group. The 2016 quadrivalent vaccine is recommended for everyone, including infants over 6 months of age.  For FAQ on flu click here

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