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We are expecting a delivery of flu vaccines for patients age 50 -64 years old to arrive 4 December. We are booking flu clinic for these patients week commencing 7th December. Please ring after 1100am.

We are expecting a delivery of flu vaccines for patents age 50 -64 years old  to arrive 4  December. We are booking flu clinics for these patients week commencing 7th December. Please ring after 11.00am.

 

If you are at an risk patient of 65 years and older and you have not had your flu vaccine please contact to book a flu appointment- We have limited stocks left

 

 

 

 

What is flu?

What is flu?

Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is a very infectious disease that can come on very quickly. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, cough, headache, pains in your joints and muscles and extreme tiredness. Healthy people usually recover within 3 to 4 weeks but some people can develop serious life-threatening complications and need to be admitted to hospital.

Colds are much less serious and usually start with a stuffy or a runny nose, sore throat and cough.

How do we prevent the spread of flu?

Flu is unpredictable and there can be different strains of the virus. Over the last ten years, however, the flu vaccine has generally been very good at targeting the circulating strains. The flu vaccine is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children who are most at risk of flu and its complications.