Flu Season 2014

Posted on August 10, 2014 by emc

From September the Seasonal Flu Vaccine will be available at Whitemill Medical Centre. Just drop in any afternoon. No appointment is necessary!

On-site workforce immunisation can be easily arranged. For further information complete the On-Line Contact Form.

Child receiving vaccination.

Who is at risk?

Yearly influenza epidemics can seriously affect all populations, but the highest risk of complications occur among children younger than age 2 years, adults aged 65 years or older, pregnant women, and people of any age with certain medical conditions, such as chronic heart, lung, kidney, liver, blood or metabolic diseases (such as diabetes), or weakened immune systems.

WHO recommends annual vaccination for:

  • pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • elderly individuals (≥65 years of age)
  • individuals with chronic medical conditions
  • health-care workers.

Click on the following link for more information WHO Fact Sheet 2014

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