Influenza (Flu)

Flu Vaccination Clinics 2018

If you are aged 65 or over or are aged 6 months to under 65 in one of the Clinical "at risk" groups listed (click here) then you are strongly advised to have a flu vaccination.

PLEASE NOTE: All children aged 2, 3 or 4 are also eligible.

The clinic dates and times for this year can be viewed here.

NB. Children's nasal vaccine will not be available until mid-October 2018. The surgery will be responsible for vaccinating children aged two and three (but not aged four years on 31 August 2018) All children in primary school reception class and school years 1 to 6 (inclusive) will be vaccinated at school.

What is Flu?

Flu is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".

Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination

If you’re eligible for the flu vaccine get it now. It’s free because you need it. For more information visit: http://www.nhs.uk/flu