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Have you had your Flu Vaccination this current year?

The seasonal influenza is an unstable but recurring pressure that the NHS faces every year.

Having the vaccination offers you the best protection. If your daily life or your job involves being in contact with people who are in at risk groups, then having the vaccination will not only protect you, but also those around you.

It is wroth noting the Vaccine does not give you the flu and do not assume that you are still protected just because you had the flu vaccine last year.

Benefits of the flu VaccinationThe flu jab is free for all risk groups
  • Reduces the risk of getting the flu
  • Anyone over 65
  • protects against more than one strain of flu virus
  • 2,3, & 4 year olds (nasal spray)
  • reduces the possiblity of pregnancy complications
  • pregnant women
  • protects against other serious health conditions
  • people with a weakned immune system
  • reduces the risk of flu-related deaths among the elderly.
  • Living in a residential or nursing home
  • if you are a main carer for an elderly or disabled person whos welfare maybe at risk if you fall ill
  • A healthcare or social care professional directly involved in patient care.
  • people with long term health conditions

 

It is also recommended for any patients with the following conditions that put you at high risk

  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD and bronchitis
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinsons disease or motor neuron disease
  • Chronic heart disease such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease,such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease,diabetes
  • A weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV,AIDS) or treatment such as cancer treatment (chemotherapy)

Please book your flu appointment now by phone on 0207 515 2211.

For more information. Please review the Flu links below.

Flu vaccine who should have it

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