Flu Jab – Winter Influenza Vaccine
Help protect yourself against flu with a yearly winter influenza vaccine in Maidstone, Kent
At Illuminate Skin Clinic, we’re here to help keep you and loved ones healthy, with expert advice on how to protect yourself from seasonal illnesses, including flu. Our flu vaccine service aims to provide straightforward, convenient access to the flu jab at times which suit you.
Why have a flu vaccination?
The flu is very contagious and affects people of all ages, with even fit and healthy people suffering from symptoms. Different strains of influenza can be passed through sneezing, coughing or by touching infected surfaces or people. It can be particularly severe for those more at risk of developing complications, and these people are entitled to a free NHS vaccination.
If you’d like to lower your risk of catching and preventing the spread of infection among family, friends and work colleagues, having a winter flu vaccination is a great option.
The flu vaccination helps to protect against the three strains of the flu virus, including the H1N1 virus. If you’re considering getting vaccinated this year the best time to have the vaccine is in the autumn, giving you maximum protection before the flu season starts.
There is now clinical data which suggests that the combination of influenza and COVID-19 increases the risk of morbidity. As we start to approach the flu season, this makes it more important than ever that we take action where possible to safeguard ourselves against illnesses, especially if we are more at risk.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
Time until results seen
The influenza vaccination can take up to 2 weeks to take effect.
The flu vaccine is an annual injection however results may vary from person to person.
Number of treatments required
One injection annually.
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
Can I have the flu vaccination?
To use our private service, you need to be aged 18 or over, but your practitioner will assess your suitability during your consultation. Some people are eligible for a free flu vaccine on the NHS. Check your eligibility here.
When is the best time to get vaccinated?
The best time to get vaccinated is from the start of October to early November, giving you maximum protection before the flu season starts. However, we offer the flu vaccine right through to March, so you can still get vaccinated over the winter season.
Will the flu vaccination give me flu?
Most people don’t experience any side effects, however, the most common are general aches and pains, a rash at the injection site and tiredness. These usually improve within a couple of days, but if symptoms do persist, please contact us.
How quickly does the vaccination take effect?
It can take up to 2 to 3 weeks to become fully effective.
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