A flu vaccine is available for free on the NHS for the following:
•People aged 65 years and over
•Patients aged from six months to 65 years in clinical ‘at risk’ groups (see below)
•All children aged two to nine (but not 10 years or older) on 31 August 2018
•People in long-stay residential care homes
Dr Edward Capo-Bianco, Clinical Locality Director at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “The flu is not the same as getting a cold. It can seriously affect your health and the risks of developing complications are greater for people within the ‘at-risk’ groups. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to a stay in hospital, permanent disability or even death.”
Ring the surgery on 01491 641204 to make an appointment.