Seasonal Flu Vaccination
It is that time of year again....Flu vaccinations are upon us.
If you fall into any of the at-risk groups and have recieved a letter inviting you to one of the flu vaccination clinics please come along and bring your letter with you. The letter contains your patient ID number and is used to update your medical records. Without the letter, you cannot be vaccinated.
If you do not wish to have the vaccination, please inform the surgery as soon as possble.
The dates are as follows:
TENBURY WELLS PATIENTS - Saturday 8th October at Burford Village Hall
CLEE HILL PATIENTS- Monday 15:00-18:00 on the 10th October at Clee Hill Village Hall
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.