Influenza (Flu)


If you are aged 65 or over or are aged 6 months to under 65 in one of the Clinical "at risk" groups listed (click here) then you are strongly advised to have a flu vaccination.

We have now started to take bookings for this year's Flu Vaccination Clinics.

Clinics will be held on:

  • 23rd September 2019 (over 65 only )
  • 23rd October 2019 (all eligible patients)

Please call us on 0115 883 2150 and ask for an appointment.

What is Flu?

Flu 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 – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".

For more information see the Flu page on the NHS website.

Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination