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Flu Vaccinations - this year there are 2 types of Flu vaccinations for Adults. The 1st is for Patients 65yrs & over before 31/03/2019. These are available now.


The 2nd type for Adults under 65yrs old & in an at risk category such as Heart Disease, COPD, Diabetes, Asthma, immunosuppressant, Stroke & Pregnant women are now available. Please book your appointment now.


Childrens Nasal Flu vaccinations are not available yet - but we now have appointments available to book from the 4th October please book with one of our Practice Nurses Ruth Cox or Lisa Curry.

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.

 
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