Seasonal Flu

Flu Clinic Information

We are now taking bookings for the FLU VACCINE

Please contact the surgery to book your appointment

If you are over 65 you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccine

If you are under 65 and in an 'at risk' catagory you will also be able to have a flu vaccine

You can also get a FREE flu vaccine if you are aged 50 years old and over

(including those aged 50 by 31st of March 2022)

If in doubt check the links below or contact us for further information 

 

                                                                                                 

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.