Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu vaccination clinics are now booking - please call to check your eligibility for a free NHS Flu vaccination and book your appointment.
Saturday 1st October and November (tbc) - morning - Giggs Hill Surgery
Wednesdays in October - afternoon - Mole Hall
We are keen to engage patients and foster good two-way communication and would like to see an active Patient Participation Group.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to staff at the PPG table at the Flu Clinic if you are interested.
Please note that we are unable to vaccinate anyone who is not eligible for a free NHS Flu vaccination - if you are ineligible but would like a vaccination, this is readily available at modest cost from local pharmacies.
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.