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Vaccinate yourself against the flu

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Influenza, or the flu, can be a serious illness, particularly if you have one of the medical conditions below, are pregnant, or are over 65 years of age. If you’re vaccinated, you’ll have better protection against the virus. If you happen to get sick anyway, you’ll usually have milder symptoms.

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You are at greater risk to become seriously ill and should vaccinate yourself if you have any of the following illnesses or conditions, no matter how old you are: 

  • You have chronic heart or lung disease. 
  • You have neuromuscular disease, multiple disabilities or extreme obesity which affects your breathing. 
  • You have chrinic liver or kidney failure.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You are severely immunocompromised because of illness or medication.

You are at greater risk to become seriously ill and should vaccinate yourself if you are 65 years or older.

You are at greater risk to become seriously ill and should vaccinate yourself if you are pregnant.

Do what you can to reduce the risk. Get vaccinated in time.

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