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Seasonal Flu Vaccination

flu vaccinationsFlu (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.

To book your Flu Vaccine

If you are 65 or over, or suffer from chronic respiratory disease (including asthma), chronic heart disease, chronic renal disease, diabetes or have a weak immune system, are pregnant or a carer, then you may be at risk from flu.

Children aged between 2 and 7 years old and those with chronic conditions are entitled to the fluenz vaccine. Those of school age will receive the vaccine at school.

Please ask the receptionist for an appointment for the flu vaccination.

Appointments can also be booked online and through the automated telephone booking service.

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