Flu is a viral infection that usually strikes between December and March. It can affect people of all ages.
It is NOT a cold! It is much more than a heavy cold.
You can catch flu by inhaling the virus or by handling items touched by an infected person. The symptoms start to develop one to four days later. It makes you feel completely exhausted and the extreme fatigue may last for one or two weeks.
Don't let Flu affect you this winter
If you are over 65, At Risk, are receiving chemotherapy or steroid treatment or have no spleen, are Pregnant or are a carer, please call the practice to arrange your appointment.
During the Flu vaccination season, if you have time to wait, we invite you to visit the practice, ask at reception if you can have a flu vaccination. You will be directed to our "Flu Chair", which is situated in the Nurses corridor. A member of the team will see you in the chair and give you a vaccination, as soon as they have finished seeing their patient.