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Flu Vaccinations Posted on 16 Jan 2019

Have You Booked Your Flu Jab Vaccine Yet?  

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. 

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise 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 

· children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease) 

· children and adults with weakened immune systems


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

Who should get the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is routinely given free on the NHS to: 

· adults 65 and over (including adults over 18 at risk of flu) 

· pregnant women 

· children aged 2 and 3 

· children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 

· children aged 2 to 17 years at risk of flu 

Please call 01536 723566 or come into reception to book your appointment. 



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