Autumn Flu- Is the vaccination for you?
Every Autumn health officials across Spain start to rally their forces for the annual flu jab campaign.
Flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical health condition.Studies have shown that the flu vaccine will help prevent you getting the flu.
It will not stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary, 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's also evidence to suggest that the flu vaccine can reduce your risk of having a stroke. Over time, protection from the injected flu vaccine gradually decreases, and flu strains often change.
New flu vaccines are produced each year, which is why people advised to have the flu vaccine need it every year, too.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is routinely given to:
Adults 65 and over
People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
Children in primary school
Frontline health or social care workers
If you fall into one of the target sectors and require more information please get in touch