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Flu (Influenza) Vaccination

Be Prepared, Be Protected: Flu Vaccination at FirstMed

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a viral disease that’s more than just a severe cold. It hits swiftly, causing fever, runny nose, cough, and headache. You might also experience malaise, muscle pain, and nose and respiratory tract inflammation.

At FirstMed, we understand that these symptoms can be daunting, but there’s a powerful tool at our disposal – the flu shot.

How to get a flu shot at FirstMed in Budapest?

Book an Appointment

Register for the flu shot below. We will contact you soon to schedule your appointment.

Pay Online

Prepay the visit for flu vaccination in advance through our Webshop.

Come to the Clinic

The clinic is 3 minutes away from Széll Kálmán tér metro station.

See a Doctor

Little children between 6 months to 14 years old must see a pediatrician. In specific cases (e.g., pregnancy), adults should also consult a doctor before getting vaccinated.

Take the Flu Shot

Taking a flu shot needs only a 15-minute visit
or a 30-minute appointment if it includes a doctor's consultation.

Essential Information about Flu Vaccination

What are the benefits of flu vaccination?

Flu vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and the people around you. It reduces the risk of being infected and minimizes the chance of severe complications caused by influenza viruses. Vaccination has several benefits:

While individual benefits are noteworthy, by getting vaccinated you also care for others. Every vaccination counts when it comes to shielding ourselves and those around us.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

The annual flu vaccine is a health essential, especially for certain groups:

Don’t wait for the flu to knock you out. Take a proactive approach to your health, and safeguard others.

When is the best time to get the flu shot?

The influenza vaccination is the most effective if you get it early in the flu season—by October or November. But don’t worry if you didn’t manage to take your shot then; getting one later during that season can still prevent the infection.

Why is it necessary to get the flu shot every year?

Keep in mind the flu isn’t just “one and done.” The virus changes constantly, and the vaccines are regularly updated based on WHO’s recommendations. At FirstMed, we’re here to provide you with the latest, most effective flu vaccine.

The most recent vaccination defends from the anticipated strains of the influenza virus. At our clinic, Vaxigrip Tetra vaccination is available (the updated version is expected from late October 2023), which protects from four different influenza A and B virus strains (type A/Sydney/5/2021 (H1N1), A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2) and B/Austria/1359417/2021, and B/Phuket/3073/2013).

For the best protection, renew your flu shot annually.

All set for your next flu shot? Fill in the form below to register. We’ll reach out to schedule your appointment as soon as the new vaccine arrives at our clinic. 

Who should not get the flu shot?

We understand the importance of vaccination, but there are certain circumstances where caution is necessary. The flu shot should be avoided in some situations:

At FirstMed, your health and well-being is our top priority. If you fall into any of the above categories, we are unable to administer an influenza vaccination.

Is the flu vaccine safe?​

Vaccines are completely safe; some of their groups can also be used during pregnancy and are even recommended! The vaccine cannot cause illness since it does not introduce the pathogen into the body, but only those components that the immune system can recognize.

Remember, at FirstMed, we’re here to help. We’re just a call away if you have questions or need guidance. Your health, and the health of our community, is our shared responsibility.

Request Flu Vaccination

Fill in the form below, and our phone nurses will contact you to schedule an appointment. 

After submitting the form, you will get a confirmation by email, and a “Thank you” page will appear. 
If you do not receive the confirmation, please check your spam folder and whether you’ve fully completed the form.