Flu Campaign 2015

Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known at the “flu jab” is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications.

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise fit and 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
  • Adults and children with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • Children and adults with weakened immune systems.

Anyone in the above risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it is recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, or a social care worker

Our flu clinics for 2015 will be on:

  • Wednesday 23rd September from 8:30 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 7th October from 8:30 – 12:30
  • Friday 30th October from 13:30 – 16:30.

Please contact reception on 01364 642534 to arrange and appointment.

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