Does the flu jab protect me against COVID-19?

I had the flu and pneumococcal vaccine this year, am I protected from this virus?

No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine, and flu vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.

The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against the Coronavirus, but it is unclear when this will become available.

Although the flu and pneumococcal vaccines are not effective against COVID-19, vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended by major health organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect your health.

Remember: Even during the pandemic, do not delay

Remember: Even during the pandemic, do not delay

Getting medical help quickly can save your life – time is truly of the essence. Hospitals will do their utmost to treat you in a safe environment.