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  • Candles - Mary Street PharmacyMary Street Pharmacy
    50 longer than paraffin candles Biodegradable derived from renewable resource Cleans up easily with soap and water Better for the environment Safe to burn around people with asthma Safe to burn around children and pets Over all a better choice for you Opening hours Monday Saturday 9 00 am to 6 00 pm Sunday 10 00 am to 1 pm Contact us Mary Street Pharmacy Mary Street Mullingar Co Westmeath

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  • Contact us - Mary Street PharmacyMary Street Pharmacy
    Opening hours Monday Saturday 9 00 am to 6 00 pm Sunday 10 00 am to 1 pm Contact us Mary Street Pharmacy Mary Street Mullingar Co Westmeath Street leading to the Cathedral opposite the Spice Bean Cafe Tel 044 9347493 Fax 044 9347493 Email info marystreetpharmacy ie After hours prescription service available call 0857145400 Search for MaryStreetPharm mullingar Avene UKI FREE Avene Skin Care day TODAY from 11am 5pm

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  • Winter Flu vaccination - Mary Street PharmacyMary Street Pharmacy
    how to distinguish between seasonal flu and cold symptoms Symptoms Seasonal flu Cold Fever High fever lasts 3 4 days Rare Headache Prominent Rare General Aches Pains Usual often severe Slight Fatigue Weakness Can last up to 2 3 weeks Quite mild Extreme Exhaustion Early and prominent Never Stuffy Nose Sometimes Common Sneezing Sometimes Usual Sore Throat Sometimes Common Chest Discomfort Cough Common can become severe Mild to moderate hacking cough Who is most at risk from flu Anyone can get the flu but it is more severe in people aged 65 years and over and anyone with a chronic medical condition Chronic medical conditions include chronic heart conditions chronic respiratory disease diabetes mellitus and immunosuppressant due to disease or treatment Pregnant women have also been found to be at increased risk of the complications of flu These groups of people are targeted for influenza vaccination How can flu be prevented Flu can be prevented by vaccination Flu vaccine is a safe effective way to help prevent flu infection avoiding hospitalisation reducing flu related deaths and illnesses What is the seasonal annual flu vaccine Each year the seasonal annual flu vaccine contains three common influenza virus strains The flu virus changes each year this is why a new flu vaccine has to be given each year What strains are in the 2013 14 year s seasonal flu vaccine This year s seasonal flu vaccine contains 3 strains of flu viruses as recommended by the World Health Organization WHO as the strains most likely to be circulating this season The three strains are An A California 7 2009 H1N1 pdm09 like virus An A H3N2 virus antigenically like the cell propagated prototype virusA Victoria 361 2011 A B Massachusetts 2 2012 like virus Who should be vaccinated Vaccination is strongly recommended for persons 65 and over those aged 6 months to 65 years with a long term medical condition such as diabetes heart kidney lung or neurological disease whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment with a Body Mass Index BMI over 40 residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions pregnant women can be given at any stage of pregnancy healthcare workers carers people with regular close contact with poultry water fowl or pigs How does seasonal flu vaccine work Seasonal flu vaccine helps the person s immune system to produce antibodies to the flu virus When someone who has been vaccinated comes into contact with the virus these antibodies attack the virus How effective is seasonal flu vaccine Seasonal flu vaccine prevents flu illness in approximately 70 90 of people The effectiveness varies depending on the age and health of the person being vaccinated and the strains of flu virus that are circulating Older persons and those with certain long term diseases have lower immune responses so the vaccine may not be as effective but it will still prevent severe illness and hospitalisation How long is the flu season In the Northern hemisphere the flu

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