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Flu Vaccination 2020 – 2021

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Flu Vaccination 2020 – 2021

Please call 01787 277315 to book an appointment.  You can also just drop in when convient and we will endeavour to complete your jab as soon as we can.

This year the NHS will be using two different types of vaccination depending on your demographic group & risk.  The vaccine allocated for the 65yr + group is on a phased distribution over September, October & November.  There WILL be enough for everyone, but if you are 75yrs+ it is recommended you have your vaccination done earlier as a priority.

The NHS has committed to vaccinating an extra group this year 50yr to 64yr.  However we are still waiting for them to release details of what and when this will be available.  We are therefore unable to make appointments, but you can leave your details and we will contact you as soon as we have more details and can book an appointment.

What is seasonal flu?

Seasonal flu occurs every year, usually in the winter. It’s a highly infectious disease caused by a number of flu viruses.

What harm can seasonal flu do?

People sometimes think a bad cold is flu, but having flu can be much worse than a cold and you may need to stay in bed for a few days if you have flu. Some people are more susceptible to the effects of seasonal flu. For them it can increase the risk of developing more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia, or can make existing conditions worse. In the worst cases, seasonal flu can result in a stay in hospital, or even death.

Seasonal flu vaccine

This vaccine helps to protect you against seasonal flu. As with all vaccines this vaccination may not fully protect all persons who are vaccinated.

When a person is given the vaccine, the immune system (the body’s natural defence system) will produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease.

None of the ingredients in the vaccine can cause flu. Flu is a disease that can spread rapidly and is caused by different types of strains that can change every year. This is why you are offered a vaccination every year. The greatest risk of catching flu is during the cold months between October and March. If you were not vaccinated in the autumn, it is still sensible to be vaccinated up until the spring since you run the risk of catching flu until then.

Seasonal Flu vaccination will protect you against the three strains of virus contained in the vaccine from about 2 to 3 weeks after the injection.

Click Here for more information about whether you are eligible for a NHS Flu Vaccination or a Private Flu Vaccination

Please contact us if you would like advice before attending the pharmacy

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