Influenza (Flu)

FLU VACCINATION CLINICS

If you are aged 65 or over or are aged 6 months to under 65 in one of the Clinical "at risk" groups listed (click here) then you are strongly advised to have a flu vaccination.

PLEASE NOTE: All children aged 2, 3 or 4 are also eligible.

Our flu clinics are held at Eccleshall Community Centre on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 4th October 9.00am to 14.30pm
  • Friday 20th October 9.00am to 12 noon

The Flu vaccine given by the practice this year helps protects against 4 strains of Flu.

Please ask at reception for an appointment.

What is Flu?

Flu is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".

Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination

If you’re eligible for the flu vaccine get it now. It’s free because you need it. For more information visit: http://www.nhs.uk/flu