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Time is running out if you want to protect yourself from Influenza this winter season.

The next 2 weeks are considered the end of the vaccination window as Influenza tend to peak in late July. That’s not to say there haven’t already been cases of Influenza this year. From the time of your jab to the vaccine doing its job it takes the body nearly 2 weeks to amount an immune response. I won’t lie the vaccine doesn’t come with a 100% guarantee of not getting influenza, but if you are unlucky enough to get it after having the vaccine your symptoms will be milder.

 

So Why vaccine then-  I hear you say! Well did you know that every year in Australia around 375 people die from what some think of as a virus. People at higher risk for the flu include children aged 5 and younger, older adults, and pregnant women. In high-risk people, complications from the flu can result in major illnesses or life-threatening issues. People aged 65 and older are at a greater risk for serious complications from the flu. This is because the immune system typically weakens with age. Flu infection can also worsen long-term health problems like heart disease, lung disease, and asthma.

If you are pregnant and haven’t had the vaccine and are due in the next 3 months seriously consider the vaccine. If you get Influenza in the last trimester you risk of complications are much higher and 3-4 women each year end up being put on a respirator in hospital due to the complications. Unfortunately with these serious cases the baby doesn’t always survive. Getting the influenza vaccine when pregnant also protects your infants against influenza for the first 6 months after birth.

 

So what are you waiting for. If you are entitled for a Free vaccine through your doctor make an appointment today. Or call into a Pharmacy For Life store and we can offer you the influenza  vaccine without a prescription. In some stores an appointment may be necessary just to make sure our wonderful Pharmacist is free to spend time with you.

Get Your Flu Vaccine from Your Pharmacist.

Dicky Beach

5/6 Beerburrum Street
Dicky Beach Qld 4551

Ph: (07) 5491 3040
Fax: (07) 5492 8530

Email:
info@dickybeachpharmacy.com.au

Trading Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat 8:30am - 12:30pm

Maroochy Waters

3/24 Denna Street
Maroochy Waters Qld 4561

Ph: (07) 5443 4777
Fax: (07) 5443 4518

Email: info@maroochywaterspharmacy.com.au

Trading Hours:
Mon-Fri 8.00am—6.00pm
Sat 8.30am—12.30pm

Wurtulla

614 Nicklin Way, Wurtulla, Qld

Ph: (07) 5493 1444
Fax: (07) 5493 1389

Email: info@wurtullapharmacy.com.au

Trading Hours:
Mon-Fri 8.00am—6.00pm
Sat 8.30am—12.30pm

Nambour Heights

123 Nambour Mapleton Rd
Nambour Qld 4560

Ph: (07) 5441 1901
Fax: (07) 5441 1447

Email:
Nambour@pharmacyforlife.com.au

Trading Hours:
Mon-Fri 8.00am—5.00pm