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.
We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.
e are inviting the following groups of patients for their flu Immunisation:
- Those over 65 years of age
- Those that are pregnant
- Children Aged 2 to 3
- a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
- serious kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
- if you have ever had a stroke
- If you have any queries please contact the surgery.
Flu Vaccination Clarification for Patients aged 50-64 years old
Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing their is sufficient vaccine and no appointment will be offered for this group until this time. This is to ensure those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the groups mentioned above, which is eligible for the flu vaccination, you will be invited when supplied of vaccination arrive to the practice.
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