Flu Vaccine Package
Don’t get the flu! Get the flu vaccine. Protect your family from Flu!
Flu Vaccine: AED 65
Don't get flu! Get the flu vaccine.Protect your family from Flu!
Flu vaccine is available at NMC Royal Women’s Hospital for a nominal fee of AED 65.
Common diseases like flu seem harmless to healthy kids and adults but can be dangerous to elders and babies.Getting the flu when you are pregnant can cause serious illness than in women of reproductive age who are not pregnant. Even if you are generally healthy, changes in immune, heart, and lung functions during pregnancy make you more prone to get severely ill from the flu, including illness resulting in hospitalization.
A flu vaccine is the best protection against flu. Getting vaccinated also can help protect a baby after birth from flu.
Package Price (All Inclusive) AED 65
Frequently Asked Questions About the Flu Vaccine
What is flu?
Flu, or influenza as it is known in full, occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometime called season flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. The time between being infected before becoming ill, known as the incubation period, ranges from 1 to 4 day.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
NMC Royal Women’s Hospital, Abu Dhabi is offering the flu vaccine to everyone over the age of 6 months.
We provide annually the recommended vaccine formulation as per the following schedule:
- 6 months to <9 years
- One dose if flu vaccine received previously
- Two doses given at least 4 weeks apart for children who are getting a flu vaccine for the first time
- One dose
People at most risk:
- Pregnant women
- Adults aged 50 years and above
- Children under 5 years
- School-aged children (5 - 18 years)
- Healthcare workers
- Close contacts of influenza positive cases
- Hajj and Umrah pilgrims
- Immunocompromised patients
- People with health conditions including:
- Chronic cardiovascular disease (excluding hypertension)
- Chronic lung disease (including asthma)
- Chronic alcoholism
- Asplenia (including elective splenectomy and persistent complement component deficiencies)
- Chronic liver disease
- Kidney failure, end stage renal disease, and recipients of hemodialysis
- Extreme obesity (BMI of 40 or more)
What are the common symptoms of flu?
- Fever or feeling feverish / chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body ache
- Vomiting or Diarrhea
Can spread be prevented?
There are some precautions that can be taken to help prevent spreading flu:
- Regularly washing hand and thoroughly drying hands
- Covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- If tissues have been used, then should be disposed of appropriately
- Anyone feels unwell, feverish or has any other symptoms that may be associated with flu, should promptly self-isolate
- As far as possible, avoid close contact with people who are already sick
- Avoid touching one’s eyes, nose or mouth
How long should I wait between my COVID vaccine and the flu vaccine?
You must wait 2 weeks from the date of your last COVID vaccine dose (or any other vaccine) until you can receive the flu shot. You will also need to wait 2 weeks from the date of your flu shot before you can receive any other vaccine.
Is it safe to get the flu vaccine if I have already received 2 (or 3) doses of the COVID vaccine?
Yes, it is safe to have the flu shot if you have already received COVID vaccine doses, including a booster.
Do I need to have the flu vaccine every year?
The flu virus strains are continually evolving so it is important to get your vaccination every year. It is recommended to be vaccinated every year because the immunity stimulated by the vaccine diminishes every over time. A new flu vaccine is developed annually to protect against the flu strains that are predicted to cause the worst illnesses.
Taking your flu shot will boost immunity against newer strains of flu, and can help you avoid serious, long-lasting illness if you do catch the virus. It also helps prevent serious flu complications like pneumonia, bronchitis, and ear or sinus infections.