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Influenza (Flu)

FLU VACCINATION 2020

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

Please call us on 01785 223 012 and ask for an appointment.

Flu vaccines for 50 to 64 year olds

Please note that people in the 50 to 64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 years and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.‚Äč

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What is Flu?

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

For more information see the Influenza (Flu) page on the NHS website.

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Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination