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2017 SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINE AVAILABLE APRIL

Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads easily from person to person through coughing, sneezing and close contact. Unlike a cold, symptoms such as fever, sore throat and muscle aches develop suddenly with flu and last about …
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Should my child have the flu shot?

It may be surprising to most parents that influenza is a totally preventable disease.  Coughs and colds are around all year but influenza can be fatal for some groups of people.  Internet searches can leave parents more confused or misled.  …
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Keep the flu off you: get Vaccinated

Annual vaccination is the single most effective measure to prevent influenza. In healthy people aged under 65 years, the influenza vaccine is 70% to 90% effective in preventing the flu. Annual vaccination reduces your chances of catching the flu, and …
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What Should I do if I get the flu?

To help you recover from influenza more quickly, it’s important to get plenty of rest and plenty of fluids. If you have flu-like symptoms Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or sanitiser gel Always cough into a tissue …
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