Flu Season 2019/20

Now that the country is officially in Flu Season pharmacists nationwide are urging patients to get their flu injection especially those in the at risk categories. So who should get the flu vaccine?

  • Persons 65 and over
  • Those with long term medical conditions such as diabetes, heart or lung disease
  • People whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment
  • All cancer patients
  • Persons with Down Syndrome
  • Persons with body mass index (BMI) over 40
  • Pregnant women (can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
  • Residents of a nursing homes and other long stay institutes
  • Healthcare workers
  • Carers
  • People with regular close contact with poultry,water fowl or pigs