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Flu immunisation

Flu is a highly infectious illness which infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.   You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

Patients who are in the following risk groups or have the following conditions are eligible to receive a  vaccination which is free of charge on the NHS.

  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), COPD emphysema or bronchitis 
  • Chronic heart, kidney or liver disease
  • Chronic neurological conditions, such as parkinsons disease, motor neurone or multiple sclerosis. 
  • Diabetes

For more information please visit the website below:

Flu and the Flu Vaccine – NHS Choices

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