Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus.
If you're at risk of complications from flu, make sure you have your annual flu vaccine available now. Please speak to Reception or go online to book your appointment
You are entitled to a free flu vaccination if you are:
- aged 65 years or over;
- living in a residential or nursing home;
- the main carer of an older or disabled person; a household contact of an immunocompromised person;
- a health or social care worker
- or pregnant.
Even if you feel healthy, you should have the flu vaccination if you have:
• a heart problem
• liver disease
• had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
• lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
• a BMI of 40 and above
• kidney disease
• a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
• a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
• a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or your have had your spleen removed
If you fall within one of these categories please speak to Reception or go online to book your free flu jab – don’t wait until there is a flu outbreak this winter.