Updated: Apr 1
Normally we recommend delaying getting your flu vaccination until May or even June as we know that the efficacy wears off after a few months. However with the COVID-19 pandemic we believe it is important to be immunised now (it may then be sensible to get a booster in a few months time). The vaccine offers no protection against COVID-19 but you don't want to catch the flu and COVID-19 at the same time or be in need of a ventilator because of the flu only to find that one isn't available. Lastly the two diseases are very difficult to tell apart so if you catch the flu you will likely be put in quarantine for several days pending your test results. We have flu vaccines available including the stronger version for the over 65 age group.