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Flu Vaccination

Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the 'flu jab' is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some 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 over the age of 65
pregnant women
children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly 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 protect them. 

The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS as an annual injection to:
adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone over 65)
children aged six months to two years at risk of flu

Find out more about who should have the flu jab.

Flu nasal spray vaccination

The flu vaccine is given as an annual nasal spray to:

children aged two to 18 years at risk of flu
healthy children aged two and three years

Read more about the flu nasal spray for children.

For more information on the flu please see NHS Choices website.

How do I go about getting a flu jab?

If you are in the high risk group as listed above please attend one of our walk in flu vaccination clinics.

Flu Vaccinations walk in clinics in 2013 will be on the following Dates & Times:

Monday 14th October 11:30 12:30 4:30 5:30
Tuesday 15th October 11:30 12:30 4:30 5:30
Wednesday 16th October 11:30 12:30 4:30 5:30
Thursday 17th October --------------- 4:30 5:30
Monday 21st October 11:30 12:30 4:30 5:30
Thursday 24th October --------------- 4:30 5:30

 

If you are not in the high risk groups then the flu jab is not available on the NHS. If you would like to have a flu jab then see your local pharmacy. They will be able to help you for a charge.

Last updated 01 January 2016

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