Influenza (Flu)

We are Now Booking Flu Appointments

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.

PLEASE NOTE: All children aged 2, 3 or 4 are also eligible.

Flu Clinics

Weeping Cross

Thursday 21st September (GHS) 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Wednesday 27th September (NAA) 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Wednesday 11th October (RSL) 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Tuesday 17th October (CEN) 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Monday 6th November (JW) 11.30am - 1.00pm

Beaconside

Tuesday 26th September (NAA) 11.00 am - 11.30am
Thursday 12th October (JW) 12noon - 12.30pm
Wednesday 25th October (RSL) 10.30am - 11.00am

John Amery Drive

Tuesday 19th September (GHS) 10.30am - 11.00am
Wednesday 11th October (CEN) 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Proposed Saturday clinics 30th September and 14th October (To be confirmed)

Please call or book online to make 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".

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 visit: http://www.nhs.uk/flu