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Dated: 10-Sep-14

How do I know if I need the Flu Jab?

It is recommended you have a flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have a serious medical condition
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home
  • are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a frontline health or social care worker

For most people, seasonal flu is unpleasant but not serious and they recover within a week.

However, certain people are at greater risk of developing serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These conditions may require hospital treatment. A large number of elderly people die from flu every winter.

The seasonal flu vaccine is offered free of charge to at-risk groups to protect them from catching flu and developing serious complications.

You can book your vaccination appointment by calling the surgery.

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