Anyone can get the flu, however it is more severe in people over the age of 65 and anyone suffering from a chronic medical condition as well as pregnant women. There has been an increase in the number of cases of flu in recent times. It is infectious and can become a serious illness therefore if you are in one of the above high risk categories it is advised that you receive a new flu vaccine each year. Outbreaks of influenza occur nearly every year, mostly in winter.
Flu can be prevented by receiving a vaccination. The flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to help prevent the infection.
The HSE provides the flu and pneumococcal vaccine free of charge for all those in the at-risk groups.
If you are in one of the at risk groups and have not yet had your flu vaccine, contact Cahernane Medical Now to get the vaccine.