As winter is here, now is the time to start thinking about getting the annual flu jab.
The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine to those over the age of 65, pregnant women and those with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems. These groups will remain a high priority this year, while the programme will also be extended to reach out to more people.
In a typical winter, flu is one of the biggest health concerns for many older and vulnerable people. With the additional threat of coronavirus this year, the public are being advised to take extra care to avoid both of these diseases. The government hopes for as many people as possible to receive the flu jab to reduce the risk of caregivers and healthcare workers coming under immense pressure.
Flu Jabs for patients aged 50 – 64
As you will be aware 50-64 year olds are eligible for flu vaccinations this year from 1st December, and the practice is committed to providing this for our patients.
We are now ready to start booking appointments. Please book online using the Flu Clinic 18yrs to 64yrs appointments or call the surgery on 01953 850237.
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