Flu

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

Check your eligibility at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-vaccine-questions-answers/

Children’s Nasal Flu Vaccinations

The Children’s flu vaccine is safe and effective. It is offered every year as a nasal spray to children to help protect them against flu.

Children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2021 – born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2019 will be sent a letter inviting them to the surgery.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine

Please support General Practice by having your flu jab at a Lister House Surgery.  Providing flu jabs generates income that supports the variety of NHS services that we are able to offer.

IMPORTANT: Due to high demand for the flu vaccine, there may be some delays getting a vaccination appointment. 

If you are booked in for a routine appointment, we will endeavour to offer your vaccination at that time. Please let the Reception team know that you would like the flu jab.

This year find out when the flu clinics start and how to book. Click here

NHS staff, patients and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings, unless they are exempt.

Please help us reduce the risk of infection for our staff and patients by following this guidance.