Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
This year there are two vaccines. One for patients over 65 years and another vaccine for patients under 65 years.
We have been asked to prioritise those patients who are most at risk by inviting patients in a particular order.
Our deliveries of the vaccines have been staggered this year and our reception team have been, at times, limited to the appointments they can offer patients due to clinic sizes and delivery dates. Please be aware that this is the reason you may be asked to contact us again at a later date to book your flu immunisation. We would not want to offer our patients an appointment when we cannot be 100% confident that we would have taken delivery of our nominated stock of vaccines prior to appointments.