Boostrix vaccine is available and currently fully funded in later pregnancy to reduce the rate of whooping cough in the unvaccinated newborn. It is also recommended for family members who will have close contact with newborn babies, and health care workers.
The vaccine is funded but there may be a nurse fee to administer. If you have an accident involving an open wound you should check whether you need a booster.
Boosters are recommended at age 45 and 65. The vaccine is funded but there may be a nurse fee to administer. If you have an accident involving an open wound you should check whether you need a booster.
A winter flu can really knock you around. It affects up to 1 in 5 people each year.
Anyone can get the flu, and even previously healthy people can become seriously ill, and even die.
Getting vaccinated each year is recommended as the single most effective way to reduce your chances of getting the flu. It’s available, at a small cost, for anyone who wants to protect themselves from infection.
The influenza vaccine is free for those most at risk of complications, and it may be free for you if you:
- Are 65 years or older
- Are pregnant
- Regularly use an asthma preventer
- Have diabetes
- Have kidney problems
- Have heart disease
- Have cancer
- Have a serious medical condition.