Time to schedule your winter flu vaccination

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Press Release Date: 12th October 2016

Winter is quickly approaching, with the days getting noticeably shorter and the weather a lot colder. For many people this means one thing – the flu!

Most commonly known as the flu, Influenza is an acute viral infection that spreads easily from person to person which can cause annual epidemics during the winter months.

It may be a fairly common illness but that doesn’t make the flu any less unpleasant! Its nasty symptoms include high fever, a cough, stuffy nose, fatigue and nausea.

There are many ways to try and avoid the flu including washing your hands regularly, get your fill of Vitamin-C rich food, such as fruits and vegetables and use disinfectant wipes to keep all surfaces clean to help to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

The most effective way to protect against the Influenza virus is to get vaccinated and Tropical Medical Bureau offer these important vaccinations at all of their clinics nationwide.

Tropical Medical Bureau offer discounts for bookings of more than ten people for vaccinations and consultations at their clinics nationwide. You can also avail of on-site flu vaccination services for groups of 25 or more at no additional cost, ensuring there is minimal disruption to a working day.

Flu vaccines at TMB cost just €25 or €15 as part of a course of vaccinations. There are also group and corporate rates available as well as on-site vaccination services for groups of 20 or more. If you would like to learn more about our group or corporate flu services visit www.tmb.ie/services/group.

Dr Graham Fry, Medical Director of TMB, says, “It is extremely advisable for those who are susceptible to infection, such as elderly people and those with conditions such as asthma and bronchitis, as well as international travellers, due to crowded conditions at airports and on board planes, to ensure they are vaccinated.”

Alison Curran, Groups Liaison says “We encourage groups, companies and organisations of 25 or more to use our group on-site vaccination service to ensure they don’t fall victim to high rates of absenteeism this winter due to Influenza.”

The vaccine is specific to each winter and should be taken during October for maximum protection. The vaccination is available at all Tropical Medical Bureau clinics nationwide.

For further information or to book an appointment, please contact the Tropical Medical Bureau on 1850 487674 or visit www.tmb.ie.

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