Flu campaign, led by NHS England and Public Health England

Flu campaign, led by NHS England and Public Health England

Flu is a highly infectious disease. It is caused by viruses that are spread from person to person. The viruses change each year and this is one of the main reasons why pregnant women and those with an underlying health condition should be vaccinated annually.  The symptoms, that come on very quickly, include fever, chills, headaches, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness.

The best way to avoid getting the flu is by having the vaccination.  Doing so reduces the risk of developing the illness significantly.

Even if someone thinks they’ve already had the flu, they should still have the vaccine, there is more than one type of flu virus, and it’s important to reduce the risk as much as possible.

 

Flu vaccine will be available for free through their GP, from their local high street pharmacist or if pregnant their midwife.

GP practices will be holding flu clinics starting September through to end of October – further information will be sent out to you along with campaign materials.

 

If you would like any further information please feel free to contact us on 01777 863376 or email donnaramsden@nhs.net

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