Do you need a flu jab this winter?
30th October 2013
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Don’t leave it until it’s too late, those people who are most at risk of seasonal flu should have a flu jab as soon as possible, before the coldest months of the year take hold.

Those who are most at risk and are recommended to have a flu jab are

  • People over the age of 65
  • People who live in a nursing or residential home
  • People who are the main carer for a disabled or elderly person whose well-being could suffer if you caught the flu
  • People who work in a social care or healthcare environment and are directly involved in patient care
  • People with underlying health conditions like a heart complaint, diabetes and emphysema
  • Pregnant women
  • Health workers

Seasonal flu is very infectious. It is caused by the flu virus and is spread very quickly by sneezes and coughs of infected people.

The flu vaccine is free for The most vulnerable people to flu. Even if you had a vaccine last year, as the flu virus changes every year, you'll need another jab to keep you protected.  Please speak to your doctor if you think you should have or need a vaccine and would like an appointment with them. Most GP’s have a list of patients who are entitled to the inoculation and will be contacting those people to invite them to come to their surgery though. 

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