A hypodermic needle going into an arm.
The vaccine against various flu viruses can now be had across Sweden. Credit: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB scanpix/TT

Flu vaccines available nationwide now

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Influenza season is, hopefully, still a few weeks away but the vaccine that protects against the different strains of the virus is now available nationwide.

Epidemiologist AnnaSara Carnahan at the Public Health Agency says the vaccine is recommended for people over the age of 65, pregnant women or anyone with a serious long-term health condition.

Though if you are young and perfectly healthy, you're able to get one, too.

It can take two week for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. And even with the vaccine, there's no guarantee you won't get infected; though if vaccinated you'll likely experience a milder case of the illness.

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