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.
If you are 65 years or older by the end of March 2017, OR if you have asthma, diabetes, congestive obstructive airways disease, liver or kidney disease, If you have suffered from a stroke or are taking immuno-suppressant treatment you should have a flu jab.
If you are pregnant, or care for an elderly or disabled person (in a non professional capacity) who will suffer if you fall ill you should have a flu jab.
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Please remember that the flu vaccine is offered to you by the NHS if you fall into any of the categories above because of the very real likelihood of your being very poorly indeed should you contract flu. Please take advantage of this vaccination programme. Beat flu before it beats you.