Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
This year, General Practices are delivering the programme to healthy 2- and 3-year-olds plus at risk children 18m –17 years. The provision of flu vaccine to healthy 4-year-olds has moved to school providers.
2017 FLU CLINICS
10.10.17 2.00pm - 3.30pm
13.10.17 2.00pm - 3.30pm
18.10.17 2.00pm - 4.00pm
19.10.17 2.00pm - 3.00pm
If you don’t want to have a flu jab or have your jab privately, at your pharmacy or elsewhere please let us know as we have a duty to continue to offer this service throughout the flu season and is very resource heavy.