Flu Campaign 2017

The flu vaccine is given as an annual injection to:

  • All adults over the age of 65 years.
  • All adults at risk of flu with underlying health conditions.
  • Children aged six months to two years at risk of flu.

The flu vaccine is also given as an annual nasal spray to:

  • Children aged two to 18 years at risk of flu.
  • Healthy children aged two and three years old.

 

The flu jab does not cause you to get the flu!

 

Studies have shown that the flu jab does work and will help prevent you getting the flu. It won't stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary between people, so it's not a 100% guarantee that you'll be flu-free, but if you do get flu after vaccination it's likely to be milder and shorter-lived than it would otherwise have been.

 

Flu jab side effects:

Serious side effects of the injected flu vaccine are very rare. You may have a slight temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days after having the jab, and your arm may be a bit sore where you were injected.

Is there anyone who shouldn't have the flu jab?:

Most adults can have the injected flu vaccine, but you should avoid it if you have had a serious allergic reaction to a flu jab in the past.