I have exams soon, should I get the flu jab?

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I'm healthy, and have considered having the flu jab since I don't want the to catch the flu while i'm doing my public exams. I was affected massively when I had just the 'common cold' and I don't think I should take the risk, should I just get it done?I am worried that it may cause some illness as people often have side effects just as bad as the flu after the vaccination? Please help me!
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Flu jab is about 90% effective (I think), but can quite commonly give you mild flu-like symptoms for a few days. Very rarely will this be anything near full blown flu, but it could make you feel quite tired.

Also, if you are a healthy young person you would have to get the flu jab done privately - not hard to arrange, and not hugely costly, but that's another consideration.
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(Original post by hslt)
Flu jab is about 90% effective (I think), but can quite commonly give you mild flu-like symptoms for a few days. Very rarely will this be anything near full blown flu, but it could make you feel quite tired.

Also, if you are a healthy young person you would have to get the flu jab done privately - not hard to arrange, and not hugely costly, but that's another consideration.
Thanks for the advice, do you know the peak time when flu is most common(i.e. february/March/summer/winter...) ?

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Thanks for the advice, do you know the peak time when flu is most common(i.e. february/March/summer/winter...) ?

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Winter, and the HPA website says Dec to March apparently
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Eat properly, get excercise, take vitamins to boost your immunity.

Its rare that people actually get genuine, full blown influenza, which is what the jab is for, and if you're healthy, I don't think its necessary. Keep up your immunity and use a preventative nasal spray (boots do one)
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Eat properly, get excercise, take vitamins to boost your immunity.

Its rare that people actually get genuine, full blown influenza, which is what the jab is for, and if you're healthy, I don't think its necessary. Keep up your immunity and use a preventative nasal spray (boots do one)
Brilliant! Do you know the name of the nasal spray?
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http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Pharma...-20ml_1387553/

My partner had a rotten cold a few weeks ago and I didn't catch it using this.
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The reason you probably got bad is due to stress of revising and exams. It can lower your immune system I remover this from reading a study of students immune system around exam time and normal day to day times. It was found they were I'll more around exam times


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