Flu Vaccination Clinics - Week Commencing 27th September 2016
If you are in any of the at-risk groups please contact the surgery to make an appointment for your flu vaccination.
Saturday Flu Clinic - 8th October 2016. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
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.
All 2,3,4,5 and year old children are now included in the programme. In most cases the flu vaccine for this age group will be administered by a nasal spray.