Influenza vaccine 2022/2023

Influenza vaccine provides the most effective protection against influenza. It is best to get vaccinated in October or November, so that the vaccine works when the flu season starts in full in December. We offer both vaccinations in the clinic and a prescription for the vaccine, which you can take at one of our partner pharmacies.

Get prescription 95,–

Who is recommended to take the vaccine?

Influenza vaccines vary from season to season and contain four types of influenza virus (two A strains and two B strains). Influenza vaccines must be adapted to the changes in viruses and therefore they are updated before each season. The effect varies from year to year, but is on average about 60%.

Those who are recommended to take the flu vaccine every year are in particular:

  • People in the risk group (Read more about this on FHI.no)
  • Premature babies from 6 months to 5 years (especially born before week 32)
  • Pregnant women after week 32
  • Healthcare professionals who are in contact with patients
  • Close contacts or those who live with people in the risk group
    Thus also residents in care homes or nursing homes

How help you with the flu vaccine

At Dr. Dropin, you have two options for taking the flu vaccine. Either you can order a prescription for the vaccine through a digital form and make an appointment at one of our partner pharmacies.

The price for a prescription is NOK 95,– and vaccination at a pharmacy between NOK 290-349,– depending on which pharmacy you choose to book an appointment with. You can do this throughout the country, regardless of whether there is a Dr.Dropin clinic in your hometown.

Get prescription 95,-

You can also book a regular doctor's appointment and get the vaccine in one of our clinics in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim or Stavanger. Prescription, vaccine and setting of vaccine are included in the price of NOK 695,–

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Do you and your company want vaccination?

How vaccination in pharmacies work

Book prescription

Order a prescription through the digital health form.

Receive SMS

One of our doctors reviews the form and you will receive an SMS with information on where you can take the vaccine.

Book appointment

You will be forwarded to a page where you can book an appointment for vaccination at a pharmacy of your choice.

Why should you get the flu vaccine?

You should take the flu vaccine to protect yourself from serious illness if you are at risk. If you are not, the purpose of taking it is to protect those around you and to prevent the spread in society that can affect people at risk. This means that if you are not in close contact with someone in the risk group, you can take it anyway for others' sake and your own.

Around 900 people die each year as a result of the flu. Many also experience becoming seriously ill. The flu vaccine must be taken again each year to be effective against the seasonal virus.

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Do you get side effects from the flu vaccine?

The seasonal flu vaccine has been used for many years, and generally has few side effects. All vaccines can cause soreness, redness and swelling at the injection site. Some also get fever, mild malaise and muscle aches. This is not the flu, but the immune system that responds to the vaccine. Allergic reactions or other serious side effects are rare. The flu vaccine contains only parts of killed influenza viruses and can therefore not cause influenza illness.

Author: Lege Anne Marte Ladim
Last updated: 22.06.2022

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