Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
If you are over 65 years old or suffer from a long term condition such as Diabetes or COPD , then it’s time to think about booking your flu vaccination.
We are also offering the children’s’ flu vaccination [ nasal ] to all children aged two, three and four years old. All school age children will be offered it at school, we will not be offering this in surgery.
Our Saturday clinics are:
Tilehurst Village Surgery - 14th October & 25th November
Chancellor House Surgery - 21st October & 2nd December
Please ring the surgery to book an appointment, we are not operating a drop in clinic.