Leading regional pharmacy chain, Weldricks, have made sure that Rovers’ football players have the best protection against flu this winter following a vaccination session at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Rovers’ club doctor, Dr Tim Douglas, was on hand to give players and first team staff their flu jab as the club heads into the winter season.
Commenting on the importance on the flu vaccination service offered by Weldricks, Tim said: “As professional sports players, the team rely on keeping as fit and healthy as possible to ensure maximum performance on the pitch. Having a flu jab will give each of them a fighting chance to stay flu-free this season.”
Superintendent pharmacist for Weldricks, Nicola Goodberry, added: “Flu is highly infectious. Symptoms can come on very quickly and include high fever, aching muscles, shivers and extreme lethargy.”
“But it’s not just elite footballers who should consider a flu jab. Based on clinical judgment, we can administer the flu vaccine to people aged 18 and over in vulnerable ‘at risk’ groups. These include those with chronic respiratory illnesses, chronic heart, liver, kidney or neurological disease, diabetes, low immunity, pregnant women and carers.
“Contrary to popular belief, the flu jab doesn’t give you the flu but it does take between seven and 14 days for a person to become immunised. The vaccination itself doesn’t hurt and is delivered in the upper arm. Some people experience a dull ache in their arm and a slight temperature for a few days but that soon wears off and is definitely preferable to contracting the virus!”
For more information on Weldricks’ flu vaccination service, pop into your local branch or visit https://www.weldricks.co.uk