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 will recover within a week or two.If you’re eligible for a free flu vaccination, then please pop along to one of our Flu Clinics on Saturday 30th September 2017 and Saturday 14th October 2017. There’s no need to book an appointment, just arrive at the surgery between 9am and 12 noon.
To be eligible for the flu vaccination, you need to be in one of the following groups:
- Over 65
- Liver problems
- Renal Problems
- Sickle Cell
- Heart Problems/Stroke
Getting your flu vaccination at the surgery also allows us to review other aspects of your health care, such as a medication review or taking your blood pressure. So, please see these clinics as a one stop shop.
And don’t worry if you can’t attend one of the Saturday clinics. Just pop in or ring us on 0115 9211144 after 15th September 2017 and we’ll do our best to book you an appointment with a Practice Nurse or GP at a time convenient to you.
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.