The flu vaccine is a vaccination against the influenza virus, which causes the flu. The vaccine is injected in the upper arm. This can cause some redness and swelling in the area. The vaccination will not make you sick, but your body will create all the necessary antibodies against the flu within 2 weeks after administration.
Why do I need the flu vaccine yearly?
The flu vaccine is effective and is the only protection against the flu. The number of people who got sick has been reduced by 70-80 %.
The influenza virus changes every year, and every year a new flu vaccine is created to effectively protect against the flu. This way your immune system stays strong and effective.
When do I need to get the flu vaccine?
The influenza virus is most active in Dubai from September till March. During this period the vaccine is available at OCP Medical Center.