Monday, 17 December 2018

Time for flu jab

DOCTORS are urging people in at-risk groups to have a flu jab.

They warn that flu is a serious illness and can be fatal and people in at-risk groups should be immunised annually.

You can have a flu jab free on the NHS if you are over 65, pregnant, a carer, in a residential home, suffer from a chronic long-term condition (such as heart, respiratory, kidney, liver) or have a neurological disease, diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Healthy children aged two to four are also being offered a vaccine in the form of a nasal spray.

Flu clinics will be held at local surgeries as follows:

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