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Flu Immunisation

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 may also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

Ahead of the flu season (usually in September) the surgery will contact all eligible patients to ask them to arrange an appointment to have their seasonal flu vaccination.  If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

We offer 'at risk' groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • over 65 years of age
  • pregnant
  • or have:
    • a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
    • serious kidney disease
    • diabetes
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
    • if you have ever had a stroke

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

For more information please vsiti the websites below:

External Websites

Flu and the Flu Vaccine - NHS Choices