10/10/2017

Flu Information for Carers

For information, the following has been provided to Carers in Swindon regarding flu vaccinations.

Top five flu facts for carers:

What is ‘the flu’ and why should I get vaccinated?

Influenza (The ‘flu’) is a common infectious illness that, for most healthy individuals, is an unpleasant but self-limiting disease. However, for older people or those with underlying health conditions, there is an increased risk that the flu will lead to serious complications. To help protect yourself and the person you care for, the NHS recommends that you have a flu vaccination each winter.

Where can I get vaccinated?

You can have your free flu jab at your GP surgery or participating pharmacy from October each year. Ask your GP or local pharmacy when they are running clinics.

For further information, click here on the NHS Choices website.

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