Getting a flu vaccine for winter could save a few rands

The winter season is almost here and that can bring colds and flu with it.

Is prevention better than a cure?

Business Insider Inc associate editor, Phillip de Wet looks at the costs of getting a flu vaccine versus going without it and using traditional remedies.

De Wet says getting a flu vaccine costs well under R90 compared to the R150 you can expect to spend on symptomatic relief if you come down with flu.

And this excludes the consultation fee if you need to consult a doctor.

In addition, time is lost at work when one is off sick.

Read: Winter is coming...and Azania's face as she gets her flu jab says it all

I had to wait in a queue for about 2 minutes to get mine so it will take about 5 minutes of your life.

Phillip de Wet, Associate editor - Business Insider

We are in South Africa so the moral argument is quite compelling because we have a large number of people who have HIV/AIDS or TB. These people are at extreme risk.

Phillip de Wet, Associate editor - Business Insider

You and I getting a vaccine as healthy people, it reduces the incidents...

Phillip de Wet, Associate editor - Business Insider

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


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