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Be flu safe and get the jab – it’s free to those at greatest risk

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Did you know that it’s not too late to get your flu vaccination from your GP practice or local pharmacy?

Flu is a highly contagious infection that anyone can catch. It is not just a cold – it can be a really serious illness for some people and it doesn’t just affect older people. 

If you’re over 65, pregnant, have lowered immunity or a long term health condition such as severe asthma, a chest or heart complaint, or diabetes then you should be eligible for a free flu jab from your GP practice or local pharmacy. 

The flu jab is completely safe, and it can’t give you flu.

If you know anyone who may be at risk from flu encourage them to get protected.

People who are carers and frontline health and social care staff are also encouraged to get a free jab to protect themselves and those around them.

In addition there is a nasal spray vaccination available for children as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.

Further information can be obtained from http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 


Updated 14/01/2019