Get Your Flu Shot Today
As winter approaches it is worth reminding ourselves that flu can have serious and even fatal consequences, especially for vulnerable patients. We therefore have FLU clinics to ensure that people at risk of suffering the most serious consequences are vaccinated against flu. This includes those aged 65 or over, those aged 6 months to 64 in clinical risk groups, pregnant women, those living in residential and nursing homes, and carers. We are also vaccinating children aged 2 to 8 for their own protection and to reduce spread in the population. There is also evidence to suggest that the flu vaccine can reduce your risk of having a stroke.
Over time, protection from the injected flu vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains often change. So new flu vaccines are produced each year, which is why people advised to have the flu vaccine need it every year.
Flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical health condition. Be safe be happy this winter. Book your FLU vaccine appointment today.
For more information please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/