Do you know who should be offered the flu vaccine this year?

Flu season is fast approaching and in recent times it has never been so important to encourage people to get the flu vaccine.

We continue our series of learning activities aimed at helping you to refresh your knowledge of influenza and in particular some of the clinical aspects associated with the vaccination process.

1. True or false this year (2021/22) the flu vaccine is free of charge for pregnant people?

Question 1 of 10

2. True or false if a person is 46 years old they will be offered a free flu vaccination this year?

Question 2 of 10

3. True or false flu infection increases the chances of pregnant women and their babies needing intensive care?

Question 3 of 10

4. True or false the flu vaccine should only be given in the last trimester of pregnancy?

Question 4 of 10

5. True or false the flu vaccine can reduce the risk of miscarriage or having a baby born too soon or with low birth weight?

Question 5 of 10

6. True or false the flu vaccine cannot reduce the risk of serious complications, such as pneumonia, in the later stages of pregnancy?

Question 6 of 10

7. True or false the flu vaccine does not work well in babies under 6 months of age so it is not recommended?

Question 7 of 10

8. True or false the flu vaccine works well in babies under 6 months of age so it is recommended?

Question 8 of 10

9. True or false children aged 2 to 17 are offered a live vaccine as a nasal spray?

Question 9 of 10

10. True or false if pregnant women receive the flu vaccine their baby onc born will continue to have some immunity to flu during the first few months of their life?

Question 10 of 10


 

References

The flu vaccination: who should have it and why – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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