Monday, October 6, 2014

They're back

Free seasonal flu vaccinations are now being offered to all eligible*patients.  Please book your appointment by telephoning 01404 814447 (after 1030 am please).  Please do not wait for us to write to you.  

A flu vaccine is available free on the NHS for:

  • anyone over the age of 65 
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems
  • adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone over 65)
  • children aged six months to two years at risk of flu
  • children aged two to 18 years at risk of flu
  • healthy children aged two, three and four years old

It is given as an annual injection to:
The flu vaccine is also given as an annual nasal spray to:
Despite popular belief, the flu vaccine cannot give you flu as it doesn't contain the active virus needed to do this.
The flu vaccine is available from October each year.

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