The flu vaccine
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
- Anyone aged 65 and over
- Pregnant women
- Children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
- Children and adults with weakened immune systems
Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:
- children aged 2 and 3 (Nasal vaccination)
- Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4,5, 6 (this vaccine will be given by the School Nurses)
- Children aged 2 to 17 years at risk of flu (Nasal Vaccination)
Flu clinics 2019
Our Flu campaign is now under way.
Once again there will be two separate vaccinations – One for age 65 and over and one for under 65’s .
Our clinics will be by invitation only. Those eligible will be contacted in due course.
We are in the process of sending out Flu appointments via text message, letter or book online, so please be patient and await your notification.
Our first invitation only 65+ clinic will be at our Branch Surgery (Southwood) on the 28th September from 08:30am – 12:30pm.
If you are unable to attend your appointment and you have requested a rebook, we will contact you with an alternative appointment.
We kindly ask for your patience during our flu campaign and where possible – do not contact the surgery as our phones lines are already in high demand.