Flu Vaccination

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Flu Vaccination

Stay well this winter and help stop the spread of flu

At Five Good Friends we are always looking for ways to provide the safest care to our Members, and so we recently extended an offer for free flu vaccinations for all Helpers.

You never forget the flu, it can hit quickly and last for weeks, meaning time off work and staying away from family and friends. That’s why Five Good Friends are encouraging all our Helpers to stay well this winter and help stop the spread of flu.

The flu isn’t like the common cold is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu doesn’t discriminate, and anyone can be affected, but for some of our more vulnerable Members, the flu can have serious and devastating outcomes.

That’s why it’s so important we all play our part in helping stop the spread of flu. It’s as easy as following three steps:

1. cough or sneeze into your elbow

2. wash your hands regularly and

3. if you’re sick, avoid going to work and coming into contact with our vulnerable Members.

If you do get the flu, the best things you can do to look after yourself are to rest, stay at home and drink plenty of fluids. If you do need to see a GP for your symptoms, make sure you call ahead first so they can make sure there’s no one in an at-risk group around when you have your appointment.

For some people, taking antiviral medication early in the illness can help lessen the effects of flu and help them recover faster. Speak to your GP about whether you might need to take antiviral medication.

If you weren’t able to take advantage of our recent flu vaccination offer, we would love to know why. A quick survey will come your way so we can better understand. It may be that you have already had the flu vaccination, or perhaps you have a medical condition that prevents you from being vaccinated?

Either way, we would love your opinion so that we can be prepared in advance for 2020!