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WALK IN FLU CLINIC :Saturday 23rd November 2019 AND Saturday 14th December 2019 From: 09.00 – 13.00 pm
Posted on 30 Oct 2019
Due to the demanding pace of our flu clinics, please help us by carrying out the following:
Wear appropriate clothing: On day of the appointment please wear loose clothing that will be easier to roll back for the injection. Please avoid wearing too many layers.
· Have chosen arm for injection ready: please identify your chosen arm and have sleeves rolled back before you are called in.
Other concerns: please note the clinics will strictly be for flu jab only. We will not be able to address any other clinical concerns. Please speak with reception staff to book a separate appointment.
Flu Fact sheet
You have been invited to have your annual flu vaccination at the surgery. Please read the following information beforehand.
· What is the flu vaccination?
The flu vaccine is an injection that stimulates your body’s immune system to produce antibodies to attack the flu virus. These antibodies recognise the flu virus and help fight it off. The flu vaccine cannot itself give you the flu. Please note it will take approximately 10-14 days for your immunity to build up.
· Who can have it?
The flu vaccine is highly recommended for higher risk groups that include the elderly, children, pregnant women, people living in long stay residential homes or people with chronic illnesses. Please enquire at reception for more information.
· Where will it go?
The injection is given as a single intramuscular (IM). This will be given on your chosen upper arm, the deltoid muscles.
· What are the reported side effects?
Although the vaccine is safe, as with all medications you may experience side effects. The common ones associated with the flu vaccine are muscle aches, headache, fatigue, fever and a sore arm. These are however usually mild and should subside within 48 hours. Please seek urgent medical assistance if your symptoms are severe or they fail to subside.
· Aftercare advice
There is no specific after care. Please carry on as normal
If you have any additional concerns or questions regarding the flu vaccine please contact our reception staff.