Allendale Health Centre
Friday 28th November 2014 8.00am - 1.00pm
Haydon Bridge Health Centre
Saturday 29th November 2014 9.00am – 12 noon.
All the above sessions are open access clinics (no appointment necessary)
IF YOU HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO ATTEND OUR FLU CLINICS
JUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT ONE OF THE SURGERIES FOR
We offer vaccines free of charge to the following groups:
serious heart disease
serious lung disease, like emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis or asthma
serious kidney or liver disease
a long-term health problem, like diabetes
a weakened immune system - eg from chemotherapy, radiotherapy or steroid treatment or HIV/Aids
Everybody over the age of 65
Flu vaccination is a crucial part of health prevention. Vaccination reduces your risk of getting flu (and thus its more serious complications) by about 66%.
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
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.