Flu vaccinations

Please come and get your flu vaccine if you are eligible (see note below) - On the following dates -
Wednesday - 18th October 12.00pm - 12.30pm - walk in clinic
Thursday 19th October - 4.00pm - 5.30pm - bookable appointments
Saturday October 21st 2017 between 8.30am and 11.00am - walk in clinic
Monday October 23rd 2017 - between 2.00pm and 4.00pm - bookable appointments.
If you fall into any of the following categories then please come along:-

  •  adults aged 65 or older
  •  people with a serious medical condition
  •  carers
  •  people living in a residential or nursing home
  •  pregnant women

                                  “Catch the flu before the flu catches you”
Flu 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 for longer. You can catch flu - short for influenza - all year
round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as 'seasonal flu'. Flu causes a sudden high temperature, headache and general aches and pains, tiredness and sore throat. You can also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a cough.
Flu symptoms can make you feel so exhausted and unwell that you have to stay in bed and rest until you feel better. Despite popular belief, the flu vaccine cannot give you flu as it doesn't contain the active virus needed to do this.
You can stop yourself catching flu in the first place or spreading it to others by being careful with your hygiene. Always wash your hands regularly with soap and water and:

  • regularly clean surfaces such as your keyboard, telephone and door handles to get rid of germs
  • use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in a bin as soon as possible