Monday, 10 October 2011

Flu and the dialysis patient

As winter comes closer and closer, it's time for dialysis patients to think about flu and vaccinations. For most people flu is a problem but just like any other illness. For those on dialysis with CKD, it's a bit more serious and can result in pneumonia and other equally serious problems. It really is worth speaking to your doctor and dialysis specialist about getting vaccinated. Fresenius in North America are offering an annual flu vaccination to all their patients. Don't miss out on this. Ask your doctor's advice and reduce the risk of problems in the coming months from the seasonal rise in flu.