FLU 2017/2018

The flu injection is still available up until end of March 2018 – please ask at Reception desk.

It”s that time of year again when the annual flu vaccine is due. It is recommended for all those who are:

  • Over 65 years
  • Patients living in residential homes and nursing homes
  • Health and social care staff
  • People who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill

It is also recommended in those with:

  • Chronic Respiratory disease
  • Chronic Kidney disease
  • Chronic Heart disease
  • Chronic Liver disease
  • Those who are immuncompromised (through cancer or powerful medications)We highly recommend that all people in the above groups are vaccinated, since although flu is generally nothing more than a nuisance, it can prove fatal, especially to the older population. (In the bad winter weather of 2011, about 112 people died of flu.)