15 Nov Flu Vaccines 2016
Influenza (flu) is a viral infection affecting the lungs and airways. The symptoms can appear very quickly and include:
- sore throat
- aching muscles
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!