If you are aged 65 or over or are aged 6 months to under 65 in one of the Clinical "at risk" groups who are eligiable for the Flu vaccination then you are strongly advised to have a flu vaccination.
PLEASE REMEMBER FLU VACCINATIONS ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please telephone the surgery on 0115 883 2150 to book your flu jab now.
For patients who are totally housebound, visits will be arranged later in the season. If you are able to leave the house then please make arrangements to come into surgery for your vaccination.
Flu, short for influenza, is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.
It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.
You can catch flu all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".