Seasonal Flu Vaccination & Covid Booster
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
Flu and Covid Boosters
The surgery are working with other local practices the give all of the Covid Booster Vaccinations and most of the Flu boosters at the PCN run hub at the Primary Care Centre, Crabtree Drive, Off Bosworth Drive on Chelmsley Wood. This will reduce the footfall within the practices and allow us to continue seeing vulnerable patients when needed at the practice. We will however still be administering Flu vaccines, on our sites, to 2 and 3 year olds, pregnant patients and those 17 and under who have underlying medical conditions which make them eligible for a flu vaccine but are not having a vaccine at school. Please call surgery if you are one of the patients detailed above to book an appointment.