Seasonal Flu Vaccination
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.
Protect your unborn baby with a free jab. For more information, read this: Flu jabs for expectant mums
Children aged up to 8 are offered flu vaccine this year. Little ones at the practice, and older children at school. It is a very gentle nasal spary, squired up each nostril. Quick and painless, it has very few side effects. The main one is a runny nose for a few days after vaccination. read more http://ow.ly/AJ6A304cnfh
If you would like to know more, here is a video: https:youtu.be/4Me42P51VNM
Flu vaccination and side effects for children Children's Flu Vaccine
Find out if you are eligible for the free NHS 'flu vaccine:
Who should have 'flu vaccine
Flu vaccination and side effects for adults: Adult Flu Vaccine
CCG Press Release Castle Practice staff have their flu jab