Flu Vaccinations Autumn 2022

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Flu Vaccinations Update:

We at the Atherstone Surgery are now doing Flu vaccinations for Autumn/Winter 2022. 

Anyone who is aged 18-64 in an at risk group and anyone aged 50 and over can now receive their vaccine at the surgery.

Our next clinic is a walk-in clinic on the 4th of November 2022 from 2pm-6:30pm.

Flu vaccination is important because:

  • More people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • If you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill.
  • Getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses.

For more information on the flu vaccine and eligibility please read the leaflet below:

Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus.

Flu Symptoms can hit suddenly and severely. They usually include fever, chills, headaches and aching muscles. You can often get a cough and sore throat. Because flu is caused by a virus and not bacteria, antibiotics won’t treat it.

Anyone can get flu, but it can be more serious for certain people, such as: people aged 65 or over, people who have a serious medical condition, pregnant women and young children.

Therefore the NHS offers free vaccinations to all those ‘At Risk’ patients.

Vaccination is the best way of protecting yourself and those close to you against infection by preventing the spread of the virus. 

Further information on the flu virus and the benefits of receiving a vaccination are available here.