Flu's much more than a bad cold and can make people very unwell. It's highly infectious with symptoms that come on quickly and can hit anyone. In the most serious cases, flu can bring on pneumonia, or other serious infections which can, in extreme cases, result in death.
Any strain of flu can be dangerous for people who are vulnerable to it. That's why the following groups of people are able to get the free flu vaccine via thei GP practice as soon as it's available every winter to help protect against flu:
For information on the child flu vaccine, please visit thechild flu page
While you may not be eligivle for a free NHS vaccine, many people choose to be vaccinated anyway for example, to reduce the risk to vulnerable people they may come into contact with or avoid having to time off work.
If you're 18 years old, or over, and not in one of the eligible groups for the free flu immunisation, you can get the vaccine from the pharmacist at Dysart Pharmacy this year for a small fee of £10.99. Our service is a walk-in service available 9am-6pm Monday to Friday, no appointment is necessary but you can phone ahead if you would like to book a specific time.
Pop in or call us on 01592 652 910 for more information!