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Flu Vaccinations

Have you had your flu vaccination?

Flu strikes in winter and can be far more serious than you think – it can lead to serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia and in some instances it can be deadly. That’s why it’s important that people who are at increased risk from flu, have their free flu vaccination.

You are entitled to a FREE flu vaccination if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • Aged 65 or over
  • Have a long term health condition
  • Living in a residential care home
  • A carer Living with someone who is immuno-compromised
  • Are a frontline health or social care worker

This year more children are being vaccinated, and children over 6 months old with a long term health condition, and children aged two and three are offered the vaccination in general practice.

If you’re eligible for a free flu vaccination and not yet had it, speak to your surgery and make an appointment.