Can you afford to take time off work or time out to recover from the flu?
Can you afford to not able to take care of your family?
The flu and a cold are different in terms of both symptom severity and duration. A cold usually has more nasal symptoms which can last a few days, whilst the flu can last up to 2 weeks and tends to cause higher fever and muscle pains and shivering. The flu can also lead to serious complications, particularly in children, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions such as lowered immunity or certain heart conditions.
Nourish Health have Pharmacists that are trained and qualified to give flu vaccinations. A new flu vaccine is developed annually based on the three or four strains that have been most prevalent during the northern hemisphere winter. Viruses such as the flu have the ability to change and adapt and for this reason it is important to get an ANNUAL flu vaccine to be covered for the most common viral strains that are likely to be around during our winter season.
Flu vaccines usually become available in March of a given year, but can be given any time during the autumn winter period. The vaccine works by stimulating your body to produce antibodies to the strains in the vaccine, so that your body has an immediate defence force available should it be under threat from the flu virus. The process of producing antibodies is not instant but can take two to three weeks, so we recommend getting your flu vaccine earlier rather than later in the season.
No appointment is necessary if you would like to have the flu vaccine at Nourish Health. Please allow 15 minutes for this immunisation service as we require you to remain in store after the vaccine to assess each person for adverse effects.
Please contact us if you would like to book a specific time.