It’s time to start thinking flu and to get protected by having your vaccination. The vaccine changes each year to fight off the latest strain of flu so even if you had the vaccination last year you will still need one this year to stay safe.
It’s really important that as many eligible people as possible get their vaccination as it’s the best way to protect everyone from flu. Getting vaccination not only protects you from flu, it protects everyone around you as well.
One in three Warwickshire people are particularly at risk from flu and are entitled to a free vaccination including people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, children, adults with serious medical conditions and carers. It’s also important for front line health and social care staff to get the jab to protect themselves and their patients and clients. Last year most people offered the free vaccine chose to be immunised.
GP’s, pharmacies and antenatal clinics are offering the vaccination – making it as easy as possible for you to get your vaccination booked. Simply contact your GP or pharmacy to arrange an appointment today.
A nasal vaccination is available for all children who were aged 2 and 3 on 31st Augutst 2017 from GPs. For children in Reception or 1 to 4 school years the vaccine will be offered at school. Make sure your child has had or will have the vaccination and don’t miss out.
For more information go to the NHS Choices website.