Protect yourself from the flu this season by getting a flu vaccination at Jetty Village Pharmacy.

What is the flu?

Influenza (known commonly as “the flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness. It is caused by a variety of influenza viruses, and is passed between people through respiratory secretions. These secretions can be spread through coughs, sneezes or even just when a person with the virus talks.

Just a cold?

The flu is more than just a bad cold, and can occasionally lead to serious complications. Even if you’re super healthy, your co-workers, friends, or family may not be. For those with compromised immune systems, like those who are chronically ill or the elderly, the flu can be deadly.

Common Flu Symptoms

Some symptoms of the flu include:

  • Runny nose and/or sneezing
  • Fever and/or chills
  • Headaches, body aches, pains
  • Cough
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Body aches and pains
  • Sore throat

These symptoms can last for a week or more – depending on your immune system and general health.


Protect yourself from the nasty flu this season by getting a flu vaccination at Jetty Village Pharmacy.

The flu virus is constantly changing, and the vaccine changes to adapt to the strains most likely to be around that winter. This is why we recommend getting the flu shot every year.

When Should I get the Flu Shot?

The vaccination is most effective for the first 3-4 months, so we recommend  getting your flu shot in April or May, to cover the worst months of the Australian Flu Season.

Walk-In Flu Shots

At Jetty Village Pharmacy, we offer pharmacist administered flu vaccines without the need of an appointment or prescription. The vaccine takes only a few minutes.

 

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