Flu Vaccines 2016

15 Nov Flu Vaccines 2016

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection affecting the lungs and airways. The symptoms can appear very quickly and include:

  • headache
  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • aching muscles
  • joints

Complications include bacterial pneumonia, and can be life threatening especially in:

  • older people
  • those with certain underlying health conditions

It occurs most often in winter in the UK and peaks between January and March.

Don’t forget vaccines are available!