Flu Season 2021
Influenza is a very common and highly infectious disease caused by a virus. This year flu vaccine is more important than ever in reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses . The seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended every year for those who are at high risk in order to help protect them catching a flu and developing serious complications.
Who is at risk?
You should have a flu vaccine:
- If you are 65 years or older
- If you have any chronic respiratory (Asthma, COPD)
- If you are a diabetic
- If you are pregnant
- If you have a week immune system
- If you are a carer or live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
Flu Vaccine for Children
Children from 2-4 years of age are at high risk of developing flu-related complications such as bronchitis, pnemonia and ear infection which can be very serious. The flu vaccine offers the best defense against flu and if vaccinated can also reduce the flu from being spread. This is particularly important especially as there are concenrs over a second wave of coronavirus.
This year we are expecting a high demand for flu immunisation and our surgery must be run safely in light of COVID-19. In order to ensure we can socially distance, we have made significant changes to how we are running our flu clinics this year.
Below is a short video on how the flu clinic will be held