Flu vaccinations are now available to book for all patient aged 65 or over, and for all other patients who have a serious health condition.
We will be holding a Saturday clinic Saturday 1st October 2016 for patients aged over 18.
Flu vaccination are available every year on the NHS to protect people at risk of flu and its complications. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu can be more severe in certain people such as:
- Patients aged 65 and over
- pregnant women
- people with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
- people with weakened immune systems
If you're in one of these at risk groups, you're more likely to develop potentially serious complications such as Pneumonia (a Lung infection), so it's well worth having a flu jab every year to protect yourself. Flu jabs for people in the ‘at risk’ groups are available free on the NHS.
If you are in any doubt as to whether you are in one of the at risk groups please call and speak to a Receptionist who can advise you.
In addition, if you are eligible you can also have the Pneumonia and / or Shingles vaccination at the same time as your Flu vaccination. For more information on this, please enquire with the reception team.
Children who are eligible for flu vaccinations will be sent letters in the post inviting them book an appointment during a dedicated children's clinic.
Please call the surgery for more information.