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Flu season is here – time to get vaccinated

Last year we had an unprecedented number of people presenting to our Emergency Department with the flu.

The best way to protect you and your family is to get your flu shot, according to Dr Shyaman Menon, Clinical Director of our Emergency Department.

 

About the flu shot

  • The flu shot changes every year to match different strains of the flu that are circulating.
  • Even if you had the flu shot last year, it’s important that you get it every year to make sure you’re protected for when flu season hits.
  • The flu shot is safe and effective and doesn’t contain any live virus so it can’t give you the flu.
  • Think you’re fit and healthy and never get the flu? The flu doesn’t discriminate, anyone can get the flu.
  • The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes containing the flu virus. The flu virus can live on any surface for almost 48 hours. Your best possible protection is with the flu shot.