By Dr Charles Shepherd – 12 September 2018
Seasonal flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by several types of flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small infected droplets that are coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. Even people with mild or no symptoms can infect other people.
There is no simple answer as to whether you should have a flu vaccine if you have M.E.
The purpose of this blog (and leaflet) is to provide you with the most up to date information on all aspects of flu vaccination.
You and your doctor can then decide if you ought to have this protection and try to minimise the risk of catching what can be a very serious infection especially for someone already struggling with M.E.
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