Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the "flu jab" is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some 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 (particularly 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 pneumania (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.
If you fall into the above catergories then please make an appointment for your free annual Flu Vaccination. Clinics usually run from mid September through the winter months.
Please ask a member of our reception team to book your appointment for you.