How well do you understand the flu and each year’s new flu vaccine? Do you know how the vaccine protects you against this year’s new flu strains? Arm yourself against the 2019 flu season, and make 2019 your healthiest year yet!
Flu season is upon us, and the viruses that cause this illness are anything but predictable. "While flu causes mild illness in most people, it can cause severe and life-threatening illness in more vulnerable groups who might see their flu develop into bronchitis or pneumonia or other such complications," explains Dr Noluthando Nematswerani - Head of the Centre for Clinical Policy at Discovery Health.
Who is at high risk for flu and its complications?
Members who are 65 years or older, pregnant or members who have one of these conditions:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic renal disease
Coronary artery disease
Diabetes (Types 1 and 2)