Archive for March, 2014

STOP FLU before it stops you!

FluVac_2014Flu Vaccinations

The 2014 flu vaccination is HERE!  This year’s flu vaccine includes the following strains:
•    H1N1 (California/7/2009)
•    H3N2 (Texas/50/2012)
•    Massachusetts/2/2012

Flu vaccinations are particularly important for the following people:
•    Pregnant women (one’s immunity is lowered during pregnancy)
•    Children between 6 months and 5 years (2 doses 4 weeks apart if vaccinating for the first time)
•    Children between 6 months and 18 months with long-term respiratory conditions (e.g asthma)
•    People older than 65, especially those with chronic respiratory illness such as COPD/COAD and emphysema (pneumococcal   vaccination is also recommended)
•    People with other chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, asthma, heart disease, diabetes or tuberculosis, kidney or liver failure

Visit your nearest Mopani Pharmacy Clinic for your vaccination today.