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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.

FLU SEASON 2016 BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT:

FOR ALL PATIENTS AGED 65 YEARS AND OVER AND FOR PATIENTS UNDER 65 YEARS WHO HAVE RECEIVED LETTER INVITING THEM TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

Flu appointments are still available:

TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

TELEPHONE 01805 623222

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