What is influenza?
Influenza is a viral infection that causes high fever, muscle aches, runny nose, sore throat and cough. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, anyone who is in close proximity may breathe in the droplets and get infected.
Complications from influenza include sinus and ear infections, as well as pneumonia, brain, heart or muscle inflammation. Persons with chronic medical conditions, elderly, young children and pregnant women are at higher risks of complications.
Who is the vaccination recommended for?
It is recommended for:
- Persons aged 65 years or older
- Adults who have chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease
- Persons with a compromised immune system
- Adults who are receiving long term aspirin therapy
- Women at all stages of pregnancy
- Any person / traveller seeking protection against influenza
Enjoy the convenience of a home-based vaccination, where we arrange for our medical personnel to go to your home / preferred location to administer the vaccination.
Precautions to note:
- The flu vaccine may contain egg protein and certain antibiotics (eg, gentamycin, kanamycin or neomycin) and is not suitable for persons allergic to them.
- People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine should not have it.
- Patients with a history of Guillain-Barŕe Syndrome (GBS) related to vaccination should not have it.