Friday 14 December 2018



The October 23 starts the new flu vaccination campaign

The best way to prevent the flu is vaccination. In Catalonia the campaign begins on Monday October 23 and stretches during the months of October and November.

The vaccine is indicated for:

  • Over 65 years
  • People with chronic diseases: diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, etc.
  • People with morbid obesity
  • Residents in centres for the elderly or other institutions
  • Carers of people who have been vaccinated
  • Pregnant women
  • Health professionals

The flu is a viral respiratory disease that causes high fever, muscle aches, dry cough, headache and neck and general malaise. The fever usually last between 4-5 days. The cough and fatigue can last up to 3 weeks. The infection is through the hands and the air.

The flu vaccine only prevents the flu. There is no medicine to cure the flu or the common cold, some, such as paracetamol help improve symptoms. Antibiotics do not guareixen the flu.

You only need to consult (physician) If you do not improve from the 4th-5th day. You can seek advice on the phone of health Responds 061. The rational use of emergency services will prevent it col·lapsin quickly and to severe cases.

You can request information on your nurse or your nurse reference. But remember:

"For your health, your health and the health of your community if you belong to any risk group: VACUNEU you!!!".

Primary health care team Penedès Rural.