Flu Vaccinations 2020

Flu vaccines 2020 –

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

The information can be read the link below:-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

  • over 65 years of age   ( Please go to the nearest Pharmacy to have it done due to shortage of TIV Flu vaccines this year )
  • pregnant    ( Please check with the surgery )
  • a main carer for an older or disabled person​
  • living in a residential or nursing home​ ( PLease check with the surgery)
  • or have:
    • a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
    • serious kidney disease
    • diabetes
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
    • if you have ever had a stroke
  • ALL healthy children who are aged 2 and 3 years of age on 31st August 2017 – this is in the form of a nasal spray.
  • Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. A communication campaign will be targeted at these additional groups advising patients to wait for their GP or NHS team to contact them about receiving a free flu vaccination.

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