Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people. It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.
Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia and these people are advised to have a flu jab each year. For otherwise healthy people, flu can be very unpleasant, but most people will recover within a week or two.
If you’re eligible for a free flu vaccination, please note that you’ll need to book a slot at one of our Flu Clinics. Unlike previous years, there’ll be no drop-in sessions this year.
Our Flu Clinics will run as follows:
- For over 65s, you can book an appointment from Monday 24th
- For under 65s, Clinics will start from Friday 11th The later date is due to the World Health Organisation releasing the flu strain used for under 65s.
To book your appointment, please call Ruddington Medical Centre on 0115 921 1144. The best time to call is in the afternoons.
To be eligible for the free flu vaccination, you need to be in one of the following groups: over 65, liver problems, coeliac, asthma/COPD, carers, splenectomy, kidney problems, immunosuppressed, sickle cell, heart problems/stroke, diabetes.
Ruddington Medical Centre
Editor’s note: If you’re registered with Church House Surgery on Shaw Street, you can contact them on 0115 984 7101 to book a flu jab.