Seasonal Influenza

2020 Flu Clinics

  • OVER 65's ONLY

    DROP-IN       Saturday 3rd October   8:00am - 4:00pm
                        Saturday 10th October 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Alternatively, if you prefer, you can book an appointment in any of our flu clinics:

    Friday 2nd October
    Saturday 3rd October
    Friday 9th October
    Saturday 10th October

     

    UNDER 65's

    Available by appointment only.

    Friday 9th October
    Saturday 10th October
    Friday 23rd October
    Friday 6th November

    Please contact reception on 0151 944 1066 to book your appointment

 

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.

The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:

  • adults 65 and over
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
  • children in primary school
  • frontline health or social care workers

Each year, in September through to March, Moore Street Surgery offers the flu vaccine to patients identified as being in an at-risk group.

Please read this leaflet for more information about seasonal influenza and the flu vaccine.