SEASONAL FLU VACCINE - Flu clinics are normally held between October - January
REASONS WHY WE MAY NEED A FLU VACCINE
Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that can affect us at any age and strikes mainly during the winter months. We catch it by breathing in droplets in the air that contain the virus. Typically the symptoms start to develop one to three days later, with the first signs being headache, sore throat, runny nose, aching muscles, fever and shivering. Flu causes complete exhaustion and this extreme fatigue may last for two or three weeks.
PATIENTS AT RISK ENTITLED TO A FLU VACCINE
Under 65's who suffer from one of the conditions below
FLU VACCINE FOR CHILDREN - A flu immunisation programme for children is being rolled out in a phased manner. Eventually, all children aged 2-16 years of age will be offered annual flu immunisation routinely.
Children eligible in primary care - Aged 2 & 3 on 31st August (i.e DOB on or after 1 September 2013 & on or before 31 August 2015
click on the link below for further information regarding the childrens programme where you will also be able to check if your child is eligible.