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Get your flu shot to protect your family from illness

Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious, potentially life-threatening disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. The highly transmittable nature of the flu means that it is very easy to catch via an infected person’s cough or sneeze.

This severe illness includes symptoms like fever, headache and muscle pain that can last up to 3 weeks. Every year it causes a number of people having to take time off work due to illness and going to hospital with complications like pneumonia.

It is important to renew the flu vaccine every 12 months to ensure maximum effectiveness and protection, as the virus strains going around can change seasonally.