AS AN OLDER PERSON, WOULD YOU DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO STAY HEALTHY?

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CLICK AND LEARN: FLU FACTS TO TAKE TO HEART

FLU HITS SENIORS THE HARDEST

Ageing lungs coupled with a weakened immune system make it harder for older persons to fight off a bout of flu. This also makes them more susceptible to infection and more likely to develop severe disease.

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FLU COULD LAND YOU IN THE HOSPITAL

Did you know that 50-70% of flu-related hospitalisations occur among those ≥65 years? Flu symptoms can be so severe that one may experience difficulty in breathing and even dizziness which can lead to falls and hip fractures. This, coupled with serious flu complications could land you in the hospital, and even lead to requirement of long-term care.

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FLU COULD BE DEADLY

The flu may increase the risk of developing serious complications like acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia, multi-organ failure, and heart attack & stroke, which can lead to death. Over 80% of deaths from flu occur among older persons.

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WATCH AND LEARN

Learn more about flu  in seniors with these informative videos.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“Prevent flu as part of healthy ageing.”

Get your annual flu shot today!