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.

Our drop-in (no appointment necessary) clinics this year are being held on:

29.10.2018 - 07.30am until 12pm under and over 65s walk in clinic

21.11.2018 - 1.10pm until 3pm child flu appointments only

26.11.2018 - 5pm until 7pm under and over 65s appointments only

28.11.2018 - 4pm - 5pm child flu appointments only.

If you cannot make or miss the above clinics please ask at reception for an appointment with our practice nurse.

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".

Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination

If you’re eligible for the flu vaccine get it now. It’s free because you need it. For more information see the Flu page in the Health A-Z.