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It’s that time of year again!  We are holding Saturday clinics on the following dates:


Devonshire Green Medical Centre   -   tel: 0114  272  0255         Saturday 30 September 2017  :  9.00 am to 12 noon    OR                                                        Hanover Medical Centre   -   tel: 0114  276  2248                          Saturday 07 October 2017  :  9.00 am to 12 noon

Please contact the surgery to check if you are eligible to have the flu jab and to BOOK your appointment NOW for one of these sessions to ensure EARLY protection against the risk of catching ‘flu  (If you are unable to make these clinics contact reception to arrange an alternative appointment).

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

flu vaccinationsFlu (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 7-10 days.

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, elderly people, and people with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

Please see 'Should I get the vaccine ?' for further information.

 
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