Flu Clinic Day: Wednesday 27th October 2017
A Flu vaccination is routinely offered to those over the age of 65 years. However, if you are under 65 and have any of the following conditions, we strongly recommend you have a flu vaccination every year:
- Respiratory Diseases
- Kidney Disease
- Heart Disease
- Renal Failure
- Liver Disease
- Neurological Diseases, such as a Stroke or TIA
- People whose immune systems are weakened due to illness or treatment
- Pregnant ladies
- Carers (if you are the main carer for a looked after person)
- Clinically Obese (BMI over 40+)
We also offer a pneumonia vaccination for those who have never had it before.
Even if you feel health, it is important to be vaccinated. Flu is more serious then a heavy cold and if you already have a medical condition it can really knock you about.
For some people, flu can lead to more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
The vaccine is effective and it is the best precaution you can take against catching the flu. If you do catch the flu, it is less likely to be milder than if you had not been vaccinated. The vaccine will not protect you against every cold virus around in winter but it will give protection against the most serious strains of flu viruses.
The flu vaccination itself CANNOT cause flu and reactions to the injection are rare.