A Reminder to Get Your Flu Shot

It’s coming into that time of year again when the weather gets colder and immune systems need to work harder to keep your body happy and healthy. The colder months also mark the beginning of flu season, meaning now is the perfect time to give your body the boost it needs and get a flu shot


The Importance of Flu Vaccines

Influenza (more commonly known as the flu) is a highly contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms – at times, it can lead to hospitalisation and even death. Thankfully, the severity of the flu can be managed through the flu vaccine, which is designed to protect people from the most common strains expected to circulate each year. Below are some of the key reasons why you should get this year’s flu vaccine. 

Protect Yourself & Others

Not only will the flu vaccine reduce the risk of contracting the flu, but it will also help reduce the virus’ spread. This is especially important for those who are more vulnerable to illnesses, including young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. 

Reduce Illness Severity

The flu vaccine isn’t guaranteed to stop you from getting the flu – but it will reduce the severity of your illness and symptoms, leading to fewer complications and a quicker recovery. 


When is the Best Time to Get the Vaccine?

The best time to get the flu shot is before flu season peaks. After you’ve received your vaccination, it takes up to two weeks for the antibodies to develop and protect you. This means that now is the perfect time to book an appointment – as winter is just a few weeks away. 


Book Your Flu Vaccine at Carina Medical

If you’re looking to give your body a healthy boost before the flu season comes into full swing, contact us. At Carina Medical Centre, we focus on high-quality patient care when you book in for a flu vaccine. 


To make an appointment, get in touch with us online or call (07) 3398 8188