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Influenza, commonly known as the flu is a medical condition where the body is infected by the flu virus. Most of the time, common symptoms of the flu include having fever, aches, sore throat and coughing. However, with the availability of the influenza vaccine, you can now get immunization from the flu.

Do you need to get a FLU VACCINE?

If you fit into any of the following categories, it is highly recommended that you speak to your Doctor in regards to having an annual influenza vaccine.

People at High Risk for Developing Flu-Related Complications

  • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old (Please discuss with the paediatrician for Flu vaccination for your child)
  •  Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks post-delivery)
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Beneficial to all adults (any age group)
  • Any children or adult with any of the following medical conditions
  • Chronic lung/respiratory conditions (e.g. asthma, COPD)
  • Neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Heart disease (e.g. congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease)
  • Blood disorders (e.g. sickle cell disease)
  • Endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes mellitus)
  • Kidney disorders
  • Liver disorders
  • Metabolic disorders (e.g. inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders)
  • Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (e.g. people with HIV or AIDS, or cancer or those on chronic steroids)
  • People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy
  • People who are morbidly obese (e.g. BMI greater than 40)

Get your Flu Vaccine shot today at only RM70 at Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre. As a private medical hospital that offers quality healthcare at affordable rates, contact us today if you wish to know more about getting a flu vaccine with us.