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Winter Flu Vaccine

The Winter Flu Vaccine

From September each year the seasonal flu vaccine is available in the Waterford GP Care.  You can make an appointment with one of our nurses by clicking on the link:    calendly.com/waterfordgpcare-1/

Flu (influenza) is a severe infection caused by a virus. The flu virus infects your lungs and upper airways.  Flu is unpredictable. If you are young and healthy, you will usually feel unwell for a week but, you will not need to see your GP.  Most flu can be treated at home.  Antibiotics do not work on flu. Getting lots of rest and drinking plenty of liquids will make you feel better.  Most people who think they have the flu usually just have a cold.  The real flu tends to happen during the winter.  It usually spreads between October and April.

Who can get a free Flu Vaccine https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/flu/getting-the-vaccine/#who-can-get-a-free-flu-vaccine