Flu Vaccine

Broadgate GP offers a comprehensive range of services that include Flu Vaccinations.


 

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Get a flu vaccine this season to reduce the risk of getting flu - Call now to book or just walk in!

 This years’ flu vaccine include a H1N1 “swine flu” component and offers an opportunity for everyone outside the high-risk groups to be vaccinated against swine flu, using the traditional seasonal flu vaccine rather than the specially made pandemic vaccines.

 

 

{tab=What is FLU?} Flu is a highly contagious acute viral infection that affects people of all ages. Flu epidemics occur mainly in the winter months and in order to reduce the number of people affected, a vaccine is produced every year based on the strains of flu virus expected to be circulating.

{tab=Symptoms}Flu starts suddenly with fever, chills, headache, aching muscles and a cough or other respiratory symptoms.

{tab=Why Should I have a Flu Vaccination?}The influenza virus can cause serious illness and death, especially in the very young and the elderly and those with a poor immunity. As these influenza viruses are easily transmitted via close contact or in crowded situations, those of us that use public transport, work in offices and with the general public are at high risk of getting the flu virus. Other high risk people include: people over the age of 65 yrs, those with medical problems like asthma, emphysema, heart disease, low immunity and diabetic patients.

{tab=What is Swine Flu?}Swine flu is the common name given to a specific strain of influenza (flu) that is thought to have originated in pigs.

The most common symptoms are a fever, sore throat, diarrhoea, headache, feeling generally unwell and a dry cough. In other words, the symptoms are very similar to seasonal (regular) flu. Most people recover within a week, even without special treatment, but residual symptoms may last longer. {/tabs} 


 

How can I prevent catching a cold or ‘flu this winter?

There are no known cures for colds and flu, so prevention is the goal. The most effective way of preventing the flu is to get the  flu vaccination; but the following measures will help to avoid winter illness and keep your immune system fighting fit:

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your face without hand washing as viruses enter the body through the eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to flush out toxins and hydrate.
  • Get fresh air. Central heating dries you your mucus membranes and makes you more susceptible to cold and flu viruses.
  • Do regular aerobic exercise to boost your immune system and the body’s natural virus- killing ability.
  • Eat foods containing phytochemicals: dark green, red and yellow fruits and vegetables contain body boosting vitamins.
  • Eat yoghurt for the beneficial bacteria which keep the gut healthy and boost the immune system.
  • DONT SMOKE! Statistics show smokers get more severe and more frequent colds. Even passive smokers (especially children) are affected.
  • Cut alcohol consumption - alcohol dehydrates the body and also affects the liver which is the body’s filtering system, thereby increasing the time it takes to eliminate toxins from your body.
  • RELAX- taking time out for enjoyment and relaxation stimulates your level of  interleukins (leaders in the immune system response against cold and flu viruses).
  • Watch your nutrition and ensure you are following a healthy diet.


 


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