Flu Information 2018

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.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • over 65 years of age
  • pregnant
  • a main carer for an older or disabled person
  • living in a residential or nursing home
  • or have:
    • a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
    • serious kidney disease
    • diabetes
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
    • if you have ever had a stroke
  • ALL healthy children who are aged 2 and 3 years of age on 31st August 2017 – this is in the form of a nasal spray.

This year Public Health are recommending FLUAD for patients over 65 years of age – As you get older, your immune system gets weaker – FLUAD is a flu vaccine that specifically helps to protect those over 65 years old.

Our Flu Clinics are now available for booking.

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

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