4th December 2015 – Have you had your flu jab?

Posted on December 4, 2015 by helenroberts No Comments

Stay well flu jab W – I – N – T – E – R:

I is for Immunisation – Get a flu jab!

Flu is a common virus spread by coughs and sneezes.  It is not the same as the common cold.

If you catch flu and you’re otherwise fit and healthy, there’s no need to see a doctor and you’ll usually feel better within about a week.  Find out about treating flu at home.

The flu vaccine is offered free of charge to people who are at risk, to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. 

You can receive a free flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over;
  • are pregnant;
  • have a serious long term health condition, such as asthma, heart failure, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes (check with your GP);
  • are very overweight;
  • live in a care home or other long term care;
  • are a carer;
  • are a frontline health and social care worker.

It’s not too late to get your flu jab and protect yourself this winter.  If you have been putting it off, find out more about some of the common myths about flu and the flu vaccine.

 

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