Avoid the Flu in Lowestoft This Winter
2nd October 2014
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Winter is the time for cosy evenings by the fire, frosty walks along Lowestoft seafront and Christmas festivities, but it's also the season for the flu virus!

Whilst some of us are fortunate enough to dodge it or work through it others are brought to a standstill and really suffer. 

Flu can be particularly more severe for as:

  • anyone over the age of 65 
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

So, why not avoid Flu complety? Take a action now and get yourself over to your local GP or medical centre in Lowestoft for your FREE Flu Vaccination available on the NHS...

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.

There is also evidence to suggest that the flu jab can reduce your risk of having a stroke.

Over time, protection from the injected flu vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains often change. So new flu vaccines are produced each year which is why people advised to have the flu jab need it every year too.

The best time to have a flu vaccine is in the autumn, from the beginning of October to early November, but don't worry if you've missed it, you can have the vaccine later in winter if there are stocks left.

Here's hoping for a Flu free winter in Lowestoft!

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