IF YOU ARE AGED 65 AND OVER OR IN ONE OF THE AT RISK GROUPS, SEE BELOW, YOU CAN NOW BOOK YOUR FLU APPOINTMENT. PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY OR BOOK YOUR FLU APPOINTMENT ON-LINE.
BOOK ON-LINE FOR YOUR FLU APPOINTMENT BY USING THE ALLOCATED TIMES THAT APPEAR UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS:-
FLU CLINIC1, FLU CLINIC2, FLU CLINIC3, FLU CLINIC4
APPOINTMENTS WITH A GP OR NURSE ARE NOT FOR FLU VACCINATIONS.
FLU CLINICS ARE AVAILABLE ON:-
We have a walk-in service available and also further appointments that are bookable in advance with the Health Care Assistant and Practice Nurses. Please contact the surgery for further advice.
At risk groups:-
Aged 65 as at 31 March 2016 or over the age of 65yrs
Pregnant, Carers, immunosuppressed patients, diabetic, coronary heart disease, stroke, COPD/Asthma. Please also see the "Should I get the Vaccine" tab on this page. If you are still unsure as to whether you are eligible please contact the surgery who will be able to advise you.
Children aged 2, 3 and 4 (but not aged 5 as at 31 August 2016) eligible to receive the nasal flu. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment in the dedicated childrens flu session. If unsure as to eligibility please contact the surgery. Children in School Year 1, 2 or 3 will receive their immunisation through the school influenza program.
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.