The coronavirus puts our society in front of enormous challenges and more than ever we realize what a virus can cause. Due to the corona measures, we did not have a flu season last year, but this winter the infection could strike twice as hard.
The flu vaccine is particularly recommended for risk groups who would most benefit from it AND because of the COVID pandemic also for healthy people, over 50 years old. Following the recommendations, we will head start free flu vaccinations in October. Employees who do not belong to this group are kindly requested to enroll as of November.
According to the current corona measures a buccal mask is mandatory during medical consults.
There is also the possibility to reserve a vaccine for those who cannot be vaccinated on the dates we suggest. In that case, you have to make an appointment with the doctor yourself. You can collect them from 19 October at Cronos Care, Veldkant, 39 - Kontich between 09:00 and 17:00.
The vaccine is recommended not only for people at risk, but also for people who come into contact with them and can infect them.
Adults and children with heart disease, lung disease such as severe asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), liver or kidney disease, diabetes, chronic muscle disease, reduced resistance due to other diseases or medical treatment, and immune disorders.
Pregnant women who are in their second or third trimester of pregnancy at the time of the flu season.
Vaccination may also be useful for healthy people aged 50 and over.
Yes, the effectiveness of the flu vaccine is about 70%, but not 100%, because the strains in the vaccine are not always fully effective.
However, the strains in the vaccine are always a perfect match for the new seasonal flu. Vaccinated people can still get flu, but usually in a less severe form.
The flu vaccine only protects against the most common forms of influenza.
The flu vaccine only protects against flu viruses. It does not protect against other winter diseases that are caused by other viruses.
other viruses. For example, you can still get a cold or laryngitis.
having a cold or throat infection. It is often confused with flu. This vaccine does not protect against SARS-CoV-2 either.
Yes, the vaccine does not contain any harmful substances. Therefore, it can also be given to people with a weakened immune system.
and pregnant women. However, temporary side effects such as redness around the injection site, slight fever and sore muscles are possible.
In some cases, there may be redness around the injection site, a slight fever and muscle pain.
Very rarely, an allergic reaction is possible, for example if you are allergic to chicken protein.
It is therefore best to stay in the vicinity for half an hour after the flu vaccine.
On the recommendation of our prevention partner, we work with the tetravalent vaccine. This is the most complete vaccine on the market and is generally recommended for pregnant women.
The trivalent vaccine protects against three types of influenza (two types A and one type B), the tetravalent protects against four types of influenza (two types A and two types B). The tetravalent vaccine has an additional component of influenza B virus.