ANNUAL FLU VACCINATION
Flu vaccination provides the best protection against an unpredictable virus which infects many people and can cause serious illness and death each year.
Please phone 0161 667 6609 to book an appointment for your flu vaccination
The vaccination is free and recommended yearly for those most at risk of flu.
- children aged 2 to 7 years old*
- pregnant women
- anyone living with a long term medical condition
- everyone aged 65 and over
- people with caring responsibilities
If there is someone you rely on to care for you, please ask them to contact their own GP Practice to ask for their free flu vaccination.
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.