The annual flu vaccine can help reduce your risk of getting flu each year.
A flu vaccine is available for free at your GP practice for:
•anyone aged 65 and over
•anyone who is very overweight (with a body mass index over 40)
•children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or lung disease)
•children and adults with weakened immune systems
Adults over 18 and children aged 6 months to less than 2 years in these groups are given an annual injection, while children aged 2 to 17 are given an annual nasal spray.
You should have the flu vaccination every year so you stay protected. The viruses that cause flu change every year, so this winter's flu will be different from last winter's.
The best time to have the vaccine is in the autumn, between September and early November. If you fall within one of the eligible groups listed above, contact the practice to book an appointment.
Flu clinics for adults will be running on various days and times between September - November, including on some Saturday mornings.
If you fall within one of the groups listed above, please contact the practice now on 01224 492828 to book your appointment.
Patients who are eligible for the shingles or pneumococcal vaccine can receive this at the same time as the flu vaccine: please ask when booking if you are unsure if you are eligible for this.
A child flu vaccine is available for free for:
•children in Scotland aged 2 to 5 years and not yet in school (at your GP practice)
•all primary school children (at their school)
Separate clinics will be offered for eligible pre-school children on Monday and Friday mornings from 25th October until mid December. Please contact 01224 492828 to book.
Primary school children will receive the vaccine at school.