Influenza (Flu)

FLU VACCINATION 2018 / 19

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

Please call us on 01793 342000 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 in the Health A-Z.

Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination