Should you get a flu vaccine?

 

It’s flu season again and it’s time to decide whether or not it’s worth getting a flue vaccine. Personally, I’m not one for flu vaccines and I choose prevention as the best cure. But there are some people who should avail of it and would benefit from it.

The infographic below, provided by Union Quay Medical Centre details various points of interest about flu symptoms, expert advice and the differences between the flu and a common cold.

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Now that you’ve read the facts, you can decide whether or not to get the vaccine as a form of protection against the flu. Whatever you decide, stay healthy and happy for the new year!

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Is it worth getting a flu jab?

Winter is coming, and with it comes the dreaded colds and flu. It’s time to prepare and one thing thousands turn to every year is the flu vaccine. Hibernian Healthcare are strongly recommending the flu shot, as can be seen by the infographic below.

Personally, I don’t turn to the vaccine. I didn’t even get the BCG when I was in school, so I don’t have the horrible scares on my arm. I’m more of a ‘beat it naturally’ kind of girl.

To avoid the flu, I make sure my immune system is built up by taking Echinacea, vitamin C, a probiotic and by exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet. A regular sleeping pattern is also essential. If you’re too tired, your body can’t fight the flu.

Having said that, I’m not a ‘don’t get the vaccine’ kind of girl. How you beat influenza is your own choice.

So I’m not endorsing the flu vaccine or advising you get it and by posting the below infographic, I’m certainly not afvertising the vaccine.

However, while reading it, I found it had a large amount of valuable information on the symptoms, causes, treatment and what groups are most at risk.

Have a look at this infographic by Hibernian Healthcare¬†and decide for yourself what you’ll do to stay healthy this winter.

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