Patients eligible for the influenza vaccination will be receiving an invitation in the post soon.
Details of the clinics you can attend if you receive an invitation letter are as follows. These are walk in clinics with no need to book an appointment.
|Saturday 15th September||9.00 – 11.45am||65 years of age and over only|
|Saturday 22nd September||9.00 – 11.45am||From age 18 and over only|
|Saturday 29th September||9.00 – 11.45am||From age 18 and over only|
|Tuesday 2nd October||5.00 – 7.45pm||From age 18 and over only|
|Saturday 6th October||9.00 – 11.45am||From age 18 and over only|
|Tuesday 9th October||5.00 – 7.45pm||From age 18 and over only|
|Saturday 13th Oct||9.00 – 11.45am||From age 18 and over only|
|Tuesday 16th October||5.00 – 7.45pm||Children and adults|
|Saturday 20th October||9.00 – 11.45am||Children and adults|
|Tuesday 23rd October||5.00 – 7.45pm||Children and adults|
|Saturday 27th October||9.00 – 11.45am||Children and adults|
|Tuesday 30th October||5.00 – 7.45pm||Children and adults|
- Flu is a highly infectious, nasty illness that can take months to get over. It spreads rapidly from person to person. It cannot be treated with antibiotics as is caused by a virus and the ‘flu immunisation is the best way to prevent getting ‘flu
- Anyone can get flu, but it can be more dangerous for the elderly, people with certain medical conditions, children and pregnant women. If you are in one of these groups you are more vulnerable to the effects of flu and its complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia and even death.
- You cannot catch flu from the immunisation – it’s safe for everyone to have a flu immunisation (unless you have had a severe allergic reaction requiring hospitalisation to eggs or a previous flu immunisation). The injection or nasal spray (for children) can be given quickly and easily and have virtually no side effects.
IT MAKES SENSE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS