It’s Flu Jab Time in London

flu jabFor those who haven’t yet had a flu jab it’s time to book one in to avoid the experience this winter.

Thos lucky enough to have escaped having the flu before might underestimate the impact of it, but a bad bout of flu is much worse than having a bad cold.

Flu symptoms can come on suddenly and can be severe with at least 2-3 days in bed suffering the worst of it with fever, chills, headaches, aching muscles, plus the ‘cold’ symptoms of a runny nose and cough/sore throat.

For those with commitments to work or family, having the flu can be a nightmare. It generally means time off work and having to get friends and family to help with childcare.

The NHS say:

It’s better to have the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available, usually in October, but it’s always worth getting vaccinated before flu comes around right up until March.

What does the Flu Jab protect against?

The flu vaccine changes every year and having had it in previous years will not protect patients for the coming season.

Every the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies the specific viruses that are most likely to cause flu so that vaccines can be made accordingly.

For 2015/16, flu vaccine will protect against 3 different flu viruses:

  • A/H1N1 – this strain caused the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and is expected to be circulating again this year
  • A/H3N2 – a strain of flu that can infect birds and mammals and was active in 2011
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013

Flu Jabs in London

Flu vaccination is available at The Smart Clinics based in Brompton Cross and Wandsworth. Their private clinics offer generous appointment times and extended opening hours to suit busy schedules.

On behalf of The Smart Clinics, a spokesperson explained:

“Flu can be a very nasty disease, which can leave patients feeling run-down and below par for weeks after. The flu jab is a fast, safe and effective means of ensuring protection from the inconvenience and unpleasantness caused by the virus.”

The Smart Clinics

The Smart Clinics is best known for its unique membership based private GP service with access to a friendly team of experienced doctors, which entitles individuals, families and corporate members to unlimited GP access for a monthly fee. Private dentistry is also available as an optional extra.

However, non-members are also welcome to access The Smart Clinics’ GPs, nurses and healthcare professionals on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.

The Smart Clinics brings together a host of medical professionals offering patients high quality health services in a choice of accessible London clinic locations.

For more information contact us on info@thesmartclinics.co.uk or call  020 7052 0070.

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