Be Prepared, Be Protected:
Get Flu Vaccination at FirstMed

Guard yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Getting the flu shot is a small act with a significant impact.

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. Complications can lead to serious health problems.

At FirstMed, we understand that these 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

Choose the required vaccination and prepay the visit online through our webshop.

Come to the Clinic

Our clinic is located in Budapest city center, 3 minutes away from Széll Kálmán tér metro station.

See a Doctor

Before getting the vaccination, children under 14 years old have to see a pediatrician. In specific cases like pregnancy, adults should also consult a doctor.

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?

Everyone aged six months and older is advised to get the shot. It’s a preventative measure we can all take to protect our health. The annual flu vaccine is particularly important for certain groups:

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

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

Remember, the flu vaccination 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, the four-component Vaxigrip Tetra vaccine is available (the updated version generally from late October). It 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).

Young children between 2 and 18 years may get Fluenz Tetra nasal spray, which avoids uncomfortable needle pricks and is no different in efficacy from the injectable vaccine. This vaccine is not suitable for all children and should only be given with the approval of a pediatrician.

For the best protection, renew the flu shot annually.

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.

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. 

How safe is the flu vaccine?

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, and thus strengthens its resistance.

Should you visit a doctor before getting the flu vaccine?

For adults, generally, it is not compulsory to see a physician before vaccination. However, consulting with a healthcare professional helps determine the safest and most effective approach. There could be some cases when visiting a doctor is inevitable.

Assessing your health status: Everyone’s health situation is unique and may affect how they respond to the flu vaccine. Some health conditions, such as immunity disorders, pregnancy, or certain chronic diseases, make a conversation with a physician necessary before getting vaccinated.

Discussing potential side effects: While the flu vaccine is generally safe, it’s still essential to be aware of potential side effects or adverse reactions that might occur after vaccination. This can also include understanding the risks of not getting vaccinated.

Know the vaccine: Talking to a doctor can help clarify what the vaccine does, how it works, and why it’s recommended to get one every year. Our physicians can also advise whether the flu vaccine is suitable for you.

Additionally, for babies and children (between 6 months and 14 years old), it is required to visit a pediatrician for flu shots. Our pediatricians offer comprehensive care as they assess your child’s general health – including age, growth, and development – while providing tailored advice on vaccinations.

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, our patient’s health and well-being is our top priority. If you (or your child) fall into any of the above categories, we are unable to administer an influenza vaccination.

Remember, at FirstMed, we’re here to help. Give us a call 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.