Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
If you are over 65 or have Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Disease or have had a stroke please book an appointment as soon as you can. Flu sessions are running all the time.
If you have a child aged 2,3 or 4 we are offering flu vaccinations via a nasal spray. Appointments are being sent out for these clinics.
If you think you are in an at risk group please contact us and we will check for you if you are entitled to have a flu vaccination.