Castlebar Health Newsletter
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Influenza can be a serious illness - especially for older people. Most deaths from influenza occur in people aged over 65 years.
People who are most at risk
People who are most at risk of complications should they develop influenza are:
The influenza vaccine is effective in reducing infection and associated illnesses, avoiding hospitalisation and even preventing death. Vaccination for the Winter should be undertaken in the September/October period.top
How do you get vaccinated?
Influenza vaccination is available from your family doctor.
If you are in any of the at-risk groups mentioned, make an appointment with your doctor now.
You should also ask your doctor about the pneumococcal vaccine which protects against pneumonia if you have not previously received it.
Frequently asked questions about flu vaccination
1. Does flu vaccination give a high degree of protection? YES