The time for Seasonal Flu is approaching. Book an appointment now for your jab!
Vaccination against flu is recommended annually to protect patients at risk from flu and its complications (such as bronchitis). A simple jab will help you avoid catching flu or would at least reduce the severity of the illness. Side effects are rare and are usually mild. Information on why patients should get the flu vaccination can be found Here.
We are also recommending that all patients who are either over 65 or have a chronic medical condition have a pneumo vaccination. This vaccination offers some protection against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Most people will only need to have the pneumo vaccine once in a life time.
If you decide that you want to have a flu vaccine or a pneumo vaccine, please contact the practice to make an appointment. Information on booking these appointments can be found Here.