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Our flu clinics are a really efficient and convenient way of protecting yourself from the flu this winter.

About the flu jab

You can get your annual flu jab at our surgery if you are registered and fall into specific at risk groups. This is quick, easy and free under the NHS.

The flu vaccination is available to help protect adults and children at risk of flu.

Flu is not nice to have, 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 pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them.

The injected flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS annually to:

• those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
• pregnant women
• those aged 65 years and over
• those in long-stay residential care homes
• carers

65 and overs and the flu jab

You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year people if you are aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2019).

Booking

If you fall into the categories above, you are entitled to a free flu jab. To book in a flu vaccination appointment, please contact the surgery.

We recommend booking in your flu jab in the autumn, from early October – November. However, if you miss this window don’t worry as you can book in later in winter.

If you don’t fall into the categories above, you can visit your local pharmacy to have the vaccine, usually for a small fee.

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