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Flu Vaccination: Benefits and FAQs

Amish Patel - June 12, 2023 - 0 comments

Sore throat, cough, headache, fever, and chills…these are the all too familiar (and miserable) signs of the flu that we’ve all experienced at some point or other.

In most cases, the flu goes away within a few days. But these are lost days of work, school, and fun that can easily be prevented by getting an annual flu jab. The benefits of getting the flu vaccination far outweigh the disadvantages.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and FAQs of the flu vaccination.

What is the Flu and What Are the Benefits of The Flu Vaccination?

The flu (aka influenza) is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is easily transmitted from one person to another through coughing and sneezing.

The benefits of getting the flu vaccination include:

  • Prevents the flu.
  • Reduces symptoms if you do get the flu.
  • Protects family members and those around you who have a weak immune system (such as seniors). If you protect yourself from the flu, this reduces your exposure to the flu as well.

The easiest way to avoid seasonal flu is to get an annual flu vaccination in Kent, Dartford, or Gravesend through Intrigue Health.


FAQ #1: Does getting a flu jab offer 100% protection against the flu?

While a flu jab does not guarantee that you won’t get the flu, it significantly decreases your risk of getting severely ill or needing hospitalisation. The flu vaccination can also reduce the severity of your symptoms should you get the flu. These two benefits can help reduce how sick you feel and for how long.

FAQ #2: Do I need a flu jab every year?

It’s essential to get vaccinated against the flu every year because flu strains vary from year to year and older vaccines may not be effective with new strains of the flu. 

FAQ #3: Can I get the flu from the flu jab?

The flu vaccination cannot actually give you the flu since the vaccine contains an inactivated virus that is no longer infectious. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to reach its maximum potency for protection, during this time you can still get the flu. 

FAQ #4: Is getting a flu jab necessary for everyone?

The flu is a highly contagious and serious respiratory illness that can affect people of all ages. The flu vaccination is extremely safe and can help you avoid the flu this winter! 

Get Your Flu Vaccination in Dartford this Winter at Intrigue Health Pharmacy

Intrigue Health can protect you and your family from falling ill with the flu this winter. The flu jab is easy and quick, and you can count on same-day appointments at a location near you.

Book your flu vaccination in Gravesend online when you click here.