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 fit in to the Flu criteria and usually have a Flu jab, please contact the Surgery for an appointment.
Please click on the Clinics & Services tab for more details about this year's Flu campaign, together with information about the Childhood Flu campaign for 2,3 & 4 year olds and the Shingles campaign for 70 year olds and 78 & 79 year olds.