Once again it is that time of year when the talk on the street is ‘have you had your flu jab yet?
Listed below are our clinic times and we strongly recommend that you pop along for your jab. We have more clinicians and admin staff on hand to help things run smoothly this year, however the advice would be please don’t all turn up at 9am, we have plenty of vaccines to go round.
Adult flu sessions are as follows:-
Flu is a very contagious infection which can cause serious illness and fatality among older patients and those of any age with particular medical conditions or taking certain drugs including methotrexate. Levels of flu infection rise during the winter. Carers and pregnant ladies are also recommended to receive a flu jab. The best way to protect yourself against flu is by having the flu jab every year. Even if you have already had a flu jab in previous years, you need another one this year. The flu jab usually only protects you for a year. This is because the viruses that cause flu are always changing.
The vaccine does not contain any live virus, so it cannot cause flu. The vaccine is very safe. The only reason not to be vaccinated is if you have a serious allergy to hens’ eggs.
We will be holding a walk in session on the following dates (no need to book in advance) when you can receive your flu vaccine if you are eligible. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR INVITATION LETTER WITH YOU. This shows us that you are eligible and also helps if we get behind with inputting the data onto the computer.
Saturday 21 September 9 am to 12 noon at Langley House
Saturday 28 September 9 am to 12 noon at Langley House
Saturday 5 October 9 am to 12 noon at Langley House
Monday 28 October 9 am to 11.30 am St Nicholas Church Hall, Brooks Lane, Bosham
It’s your health, it’s your jab. We have enough vaccine for all of our patients so there’s no need to have it done elsewhere and it will be recorded directly onto your records.