Do you have further questions regarding the corporate flu programme we offer?

Here are some frequently asked questions which may help. Alternatively, please contact our Flu Fighters team who are happy to discuss any questions you have.


Flu Fighters FAQ’s

Absolutely not. The vaccine contains no live flu virus, so it is impossible for it to give you the flu.

Most years it provides a 70 to 90 percent probability of complete protection. This is the best defence available against the flu.

Protection develops about a week after receiving the vaccine.

Yes, no matter how fit and healthy the individual is, they can end up catching flu.

The flu virus is very infectious, so if there is an outbreak, it can be hard to avoid unless you have natural immunity to it. The most effective way to avoid the flu is to be vaccinated. Handwashing and trapping coughs and sneezes into a tissue will also help avoid the spread of infection.

Not everyone. Anyone who has had an allergic reaction to a previous flu vaccine or has a serious allergy to hens’ eggs, are allergic to certain antibiotics should NOT receive the flu vaccine. Anyone who has an allergy to penicillin or erythromycin IS safe to receive the vaccine. Flu vaccines are safe in pregnancy and is recommended by the Department of Health.

  • There is some evidence a double infection with coronavirus and flu is more deadly than either alone.
  • A big flu season combined with coronavirus could overwhelm hospitals.
  • Responding to an influx of patients will be harder if lots of NHS or care-home staff also get sick with flu.
  • To protect the rest of your family, friends and the vulnerable.

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