Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious virus that affects the respiratory system (the nose, airways and lungs). It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.
The Flu jab provides an effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. The flu jab is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
Flu epidemics occur mainly in the winter months and can result in widespread disruption to healthcare and other services. A vaccine is produced every year based on the strains of virus expected to be circulating.
How Emla can ease the pain during a Flu Jab
Needle phobia needn’t be a reason to avoid the Flu jab. Emla a topical anaesthetic (numbing cream), is specifically designed to ease the pain of injections and could be the answer to flu jab worries for needle phobics. When used one hour before an injection Emla cream can help numb the pain of the needle. So before you go for your Flu jab, try Emla cream.
* We recommend you speak to the nurse who will be giving you the Flu jab before using Emla.
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Essential Information: Emla is a topical anaesthetic cream containing a tried and trusted formula of lidocaine and prilocaine that can help numb needle pain.1 Apply 60 minutes* before the procedure. *This time may need to be adjusted depending on age, body area and procedure. Available from your local pharmacist without prescription, Emla costs £5.10 (RRP) for a two-dose pack and includes two occlusive dressings. Always read the leaflet.
Emla is a registered trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies
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