Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and 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 (such as 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 help protect them. Please contact the surgery if you are unsure or to book an appointment for the flu vaccine.
Please click on the below links for further information:
- Woodhouse Flu Clinics 2018
- Who should get the flu vaccine?
- 65 and overs and the flu vaccine
- Where to get the flu vaccine
- How effective is the flu vaccine?
- Flu vaccine side effects
- How safe is the flu vaccine?
- When to have a flu vaccine
- The flu vaccine for 2018/19
- Is there anyone who shouldn’t have the flu vaccine?