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Commuters: Protection for the Rainy Season


Rainy season will begin soon in Metro Manila and for commuters, that means heavy traffic, crowded trains & buses, and flooded streets. Getting to work may be a struggle but for most Filipinos, this should not stop them from reporting to the office and fulfilling their professional responsibilities.


To survive the rainy days ahead, it is important to have an up-to-date set of vaccinations especially for Flu. Here's why:


What is Flu Virus?

Influenza is a highly contagious infection that causes serious respiratory complications. It attacks the body by spreading through the upper and/or lower respiratory tract. Young children, older adults, and people with certain medical conditions are at risk. In the Philippines, Flu usually strikes during the rainy season.


Why Should You Get Vaccinated Annually?

New flu vaccines are released every year to keep up with rapidly adapting flu viruses. Because flu viruses evolve so quickly, last year's vaccine may not protect you from this year's viruses. Hence, it is not enough to get vaccinated only once.


Who Should Get The Flu Shot?

Annual Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone from age 6 months or older. Pregnant women, older adults, young children, and individuals with chronic medical conditions are particularly at risk.


What Are The Types of Vaccines Available?

Quadrivalent, developed in 2012, is the strongest recommended type of Flu vaccine. It is designed to protect against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses.

When was the last time you got vaccinated for Flu?

Visit HealthFirst Clinic and get yourself vaccinated for only P1,099 (originally P1,350). Special offer lasts until June 8, 2019 only.


To reserve your flu vaccines, send us a message or contact our customer care hotline at (02) 657 2200.





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References: mayoclinic.org, webmd.com, afcurgentcarenewbritain.com

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