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Why you should have the flu jab

The weather is getting colder now, as the days get shorter, it is obvious winter is approaching. This means fireworks in the sky and flu is on the agenda. Flu does put a strain on you, as it subjects your body to a challenge, through stress which affects your blood pressure. It also affects your heart and the general heart function.

According to the British heart foundation, (BHF), There is evidence that heart attacks happen most after an infection. Older people are most vulnerable. As we get older, our immune system works less efficiently, so flu jab is necessary to give us that extra protection. The most recent flu vaccines have added ingredients to improve protection.

The best time to have flu is in October, from your GP surgery or a local pharmacy

Besides older people over 65, other vulnerable groups are those with disabilities and pregnant women.


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