Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- over 65 years of age
- a main carer for an older or disabled person
- living in a residential or nursing home
- a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
- serious kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
- if you have ever had a stroke
- ALL healthy children who are aged 2 and 3 years of age on 31st August 2018 – this is in the form of a nasal spray.
This year Public Health are recommending FLUAD for patients over 65 years of age – As you get older, your immune system gets weaker – FLUAD is a flu vaccine that specifically helps to protect those over 65 years old.
We will be holding three Walk in flu clinics on the following dates. There is no need to make an appointment as these are walk in clinics only:
Saturday 15th September 08.30-10.30
Monday 17th September 18.30-20.00
Saturday 22nd September 08.30-10.30
If you have any queries please contact the surgery.