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Flu Clinics 2020

Annual flu vaccination 2020 

If you are over 65yrs old please contact the surgery to make an appointment

If you are under 65yrs old and are in an at risk category  PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY AFTER 16th OCTOBER

Thank you for your co-operation

 

If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records.

Common questions about the flu vaccination

What is flu?

Flu is an unpleasant disease that spreads quickly and easily through coughing and sneezing.
Flu can also give you headaches, a sore throat, fever, chills, and muscle and joint aches.
Those people who are at risk, either because of their age or medical conditions, may develop complications such as chest infections and pneumonia.

Why get the vaccine?

The vaccine provides the best available protection against flu. It is not 100% but it will protect
a significant number of people and reduce the severity of flu if you get it. It could also help your relatives or carers because you will not be passing the disease to them.

Who should get it?

Young babies, older people, pregnant women and those who have other underlying health conditions, especially those of the lungs, heart, liver or kidneys, are particularly vulnerable to serious complications and possibly hospitalisation. Every year in the UK a number of people
in these groups die from the complications of flu.

I’ve heard that the vaccination can give you flu. Is that true?

No; the flu vaccine that is given to adults is made from dead flu virus and cannot cause the infection. The flu vaccine that will be given to most children is a live vaccine, but the viruses in it have been weakened so they can not cause flu. You may get some side effects after the vaccination but these are quite mild like a slightly raised temperature or aching muscles for a couple of days or an ache in the arm where the injection was given. Other reactions are very rare.

When can I get the vaccine?

The vaccine is available in September and appointments are available to book now and you just need to book your appointment online www.patientaccess.com or via the NHSApp or contact us by email on enquiries.bodriggy@nhs.net or by ‘phone on 01736 753136.