Seasonal Flu Vaccination
You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are aged 65 years or over or are otherwise at risk due to -
- Heart Problems
- Stroke, TIA and some neurological problems
- Breathing problems (including asthma if on continuous or repeated use of inhaled steroids)
- Other low immunity problems
- Liver or kidney disease
See 'Should I get the vaccine' page for further information.
Please contact Reception to book an appointment in one of our flu clinics.
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.