Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
- children in primary school (given by School Nursing Team)
- frontline health or social care workers
Further information on the flu vaccine can be found on NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
We will be receiving our flu vaccine for patients aged over 65yrs on 11.09.2019 – if you are eligible for this vaccine please call the surgery now to book an appointment.
Flu vaccines for patients at risk and under 65yrs will be received in mid-October and beginning of November. We will be sending out SMS invitations in due course however please feel free to contact the surgery to check availability and book your appointment.
Nasal flu vaccinations for children aged 2 and 3yrs on 31.08.2019 are due to be received during October. We will be sending out SMS invitations in due course however please feel free to contact the surgery to check availability and book an appointment.