Flu Vaccination Programme

Flu is a highly infectious disease. It is caused by viruses that are spread from person to person. The viruses change each year and this is one of the main reasons why pregnant women and those with an underlying health condition should be vaccinated annually. The symptoms, that come on very quickly, include fever, chills, headaches, aches and pains in the joints and muscles and extreme tiredness.

The best way to avoid getting the flu is by having the vaccination.  Doing so reduces the risk of developing the illness significantly.

Flu vaccine will be available for free to the 65+. It is also recommended for those with certain pre-existing conditions such heart, lung, diabetes etc. of any age.

Bassetlaw GPs will be taking bookings for their flu clinics in September through to the end of October. Vaccination is also available through local high street pharmacists or if pregnant, their midwife.

For further information please contact Tel: 01777 863376 or email donnaramsden@nhs.net