Influenza (Flu)

FLU VACCINATION 2018 / 19

If you are aged 65 or over or are aged 6 months to under 65 in one of the Clinical "at risk" groups listed (click here) then you are strongly advised to have a flu vaccination.

Please contact the Health Centre on 0345 337 9911 to book an appointment.

Private flu vaccinations are also available at Vantage Pharmacy. Contact the pharmacy to arrange your appointment.  The Pharmacy will charge you for this service.

What is Flu?

Flu is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".

Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination

If you’re eligible for the flu vaccine get it now. It’s free because you need it. For more information visit: www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu