What is a flu shot?

An influenza (flu) shot is a flu vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. Seasonal flu shots protect against the three or four influenza viruses that research suggests may be most common during the upcoming season.

How does a flu shot work?

Flu shots are a type of vaccine. Vaccines contain the same germs that cause the disease. However, they have been either killed or weakened to the point that they don’t make you sick. Some vaccines contain only a part of the disease germ.

A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease in the first place.

Who should get a flu shot?

(If inactive) Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season with a few exceptions.

(If live) If the individual receiving the shot is between the ages of 2 and 49 years of age 

Who should not get a flu shot?

(If inactive) If you have a moderate or severe illness, you should wait until getting the vaccine. If you have previously had the following diseases or side effects you should not get a vaccine:

  • Had an allergic reaction after a previous dose of influenza vaccine, or has any severe, life-threatening allergies.
  • Has ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (also called GBS).

(If live) If you have a moderate or severe illness, you should wait until getting the vaccine. You should not get a vaccine if:

  • You are currently pregnant.
  • You had an allergic reaction after a previous dose of influenza vaccine, or have any severe, life-threatening allergies.
  • The child or adolescent 2 through 17 years of age is currently taking aspirin or aspirin-containing products.
  • You have a weakened immune system.
  • The child 2 through 4 years old has asthma or a history of wheezing in the past 12 months.
  • You have taken influenza antiviral medication in the previous 48 hours.
  • You care for severely immunocompromised persons who require a protected environment.
  • You have other underlying medical conditions that can put people at higher risk of serious flu complications (such as lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, kidney or liver disorders, neurologic or neuromuscular or metabolic disorders).
  • You had Guillain-Barré Syndrome within 6 weeks after a previous dose of influenza vaccine.

Terms & Conditions

  1. These terms and conditions are subject to change.
  2. The campaign will officially conclude once the maximum number of appointment bookings have been met or once the campaign period has ended.
  3. The campaign period is between October 11th – November 30th, 2020. The campaign period is subject to change at the discretion of Bayzat.
  4. The total number of appointment bookings on the Bayzat app for this campaign is capped at 250. The appointment cap is subject to change at the discretion of Bayzat.
  5. Free flu shots can only be redeemed from the Prime Medical Center’s that are listed on the Bayzat app as part of this campaign. The individual must visit the location that he/she has booked within the Bayzat app and/or the location that was agreed upon during the follow up call from Prime Healthcare Group’s appointment booking team.
  6. Each Bayzat app user is eligible for one free flu shot. For the avoidance of doubt, an app user cannot book multiple appointments or redeem multiple flu shots from any Prime Medical Center location as part of this campaign.
  7. The free flu shot can be redeemed by the app user or his/her dependent. The individual who is receiving the free flu shot must present the unique code generated on the Bayzat app and his/her Emirates ID to the staff at the Medical Prime Center prior to getting his/her free flu shot.
  8. All appointment bookings for this campaign must take place within the campaign period. For the avoidance of doubt, if an appointment on the Bayzat app is booked after the defined campaign period then that individual is no longer eligible to redeem a free flu shot even if they had set a booking on the Bayzat app.
  9. All appointments must be booked on the Bayzat app to redeem a free flu shot as part of this campaign.
  10. Bayzat is not responsible for the actual appointment booking. This responsibility falls solely on Prime Healthcare Group and their appointment booking team to get in touch with any app user who selects an appointment time on the app in order to set the actual booking time and location.
  11. Prime Medical Group is solely responsible for getting in touch with any Bayzat app user who books an appointment as part of this campaign.
  12. Bayzat is not responsible for any issues that arise for any individual who makes a campaign booking on the Bayzat app upon their visit to any Prime Medical Center. This responsibility falls solely on Prime Health Care Group to ensure that eligible individuals receive their free flu shot as per the agreement and terms set between Bayzat and Prime Health Care Group.
  13. The app user must present the unique code that is generated on the Bayzat app along with their Emirates ID to redeem their free flu shot. For the avoidance of doubt this unique code must be presented at the Prime Medical Center and can only be used once.
  14. Bayzat is not responsible for any sickness or adverse reactions that might arise upon taking the flu shot at a Prime Medical Center as part of this campaign. This responsibility sits solely with Prime Health Care Group.
  15. Any app user who submits an appointment as part of this campaign automatically agrees to these terms and conditions, whether they have or have not read these terms & conditions prior to making their appointment booking.