Flu jab – who should get vaccinated?


Are you in the high or moderate risk group?

You would be condisdered high risk and therefore certainly in need of a flu jab if you are over 65 years of age or if you suffer from chronic illness (ie diabetes, chronic kidney disease) regardless of age, or if you have cardiovascular or pulmonary issues (ie asthma). You would be classified in the moderate group if you have a chronic illness, or if you are pregnant, or if you are taking aspirin on a long term basis.

If you live with a person in one of the above risk groups it is also advised to get vaccinated.

How does a flu vaccine work?

A flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body approximately 2 weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection of circulating influenza viruses.  Available influenza vaccines include, quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine. Seasonal flu vaccines are designed to protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.

Home Nurse can provide a flu jab in the comfort of your own home. Call us to make an appointment. +34 604 401 249

(Patients that have an egg allergy or have previosly had an allergic reaction to a flu or any other vaccine should first consult a doctor)