Next weekend flu clinic : Saturday 14 October 11am -1pm ( walk in no appointment needed children and adults). Otherwise contact surgery for daily walk in and booked service

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and 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 aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as 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 injected flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS annually at Acrefield Surgery to:

  • adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone aged 65 and over)
  • pregnant women
  • children aged six months to two years at risk of flu

The Nasal Flu is offered free on the NHS annually at Acrefield Surgery to:

  • children aged two and three on August 31 2017 – that is, children born between September 1 2013 and August 31 2015
  • children aged 2 to 17 with long-term health conditions

Find out more about who should have the flu jab and information on both the adult and children’s flu jab:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx