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Life has been upside down lately. But one thing that should be more important than ever is getting the annual flu shot.   

Clive reckons that almost everyone can benefit from the protection of an annual flu shot.  Getting the flu is a major threat as it can spread quickly through the community.

Not matter how fit, healthy, or tough you are, no one is immune to the flu. It can strike at any time and will leave you unable to do anything much at all. The flu can make you seriously ill and keep you in bed for at least a week. This is particularly true if you are elderly or have an ongoing medical condition.

However, even if you don’t feel sick, you could still have the virus and pass it on to others. 

More about the flu shot

A common misunderstanding is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. This is not true. The flu shot is made up of dead flu viruses, so you can’t catch the flu from them. What happens is that after your shot, your body learns what the flu looks like, so if you’re exposed to the virus, your body can fight it off. 

Clive’s Chemist will have the flu shot available from April. Getting immunised is your best option for staying protected and healthy over winter.

For anyone over 65 or with chronic medical conditions, the flu vaccine is free.

It’s quick, convenient, and you can easily make an appointment to get vaccinated at Clive’s. I’d much rather everyone came in now for a flu jab, than have to see everyone later for flu medication.

The process is easy. One of the pharmacists at Clive’s will take you through some information regarding your vaccination to make sure the flu shot is right for you. Then, after the shot, while you wait for 5 to 20 minutes, we’ll even make you a cup of tea!

Come in and see us now!