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Flu Vaccinations

You need to get a new flu vaccination every year, as the virus is constantly changing. Terry White Chemists is here to help reduce the risk of getting the flu this year.

Flu Vaccinations

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Flu Vaccinations

Terry White Chemists flu vaccinations for 2014 have now finished. If you would like to be notified when Terry White Chemists are offering flu vaccinations for the 2015 season, please click here to provide us with your details and we will notify you when they become available in 2015.

 

 

Cold versus the Flu – how to tell the difference

When you wake up feeling achy, with a sore throat and head, how do you know if you have a cold or flu? It can be hard to tell the difference during the early stages and this chart may help you differentiate the two. 

 

            

Signs and Symptoms

Flu

Cold

Symptom onset

Abrupt

Gradual

Fever

Usual; last 3-4 days

Rare

Aches

Usual; often severe

Slight

Chills

Fairly common

Uncommon

Fatigue, weakness

Usual

Sometimes

Sneezing

Sometimes

Common

Stuffy nose 

Sometimes

Common

Sore throat

Sometimes

Common

Chest discomfort, cough

Common; can be severe

Mild to moderate; hacking cough

Headache

Common

Rare

 

(Obtained from www.flufacts.com)

 

The flu can lead to more severe complications, particularly for those with underlying health conditions, the elderly, pregnant women, young children, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting a flu vaccination.

 

If you do get the cold or flu, you can do the following to help make you feel better:

  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids
  • Rest
  • Eat a balanced diet of vegetables, fruit, wholegrain food, lean meats and low fat dairy products
  • Take paracetamol to help relive the fever and pain
  • Talk to your pharmacist for advice on the right treatments to relieve symptoms for you
  • If symptoms persist, see your GP or Terry White Chemists Pharmacist.