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DON'T MISS YOUR FLU VACCINATION!  Appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients (patients over the age of 65 and those under 65 in relevant at risk groups) are now available to book at Topcliffe Surgery. Children in reception and Years 1-4 will be given their flu jab at school and we will give it to 2-3 year olds and other at risk children under age 18.  The pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations will also be offered to those patients who are eligible this year. Please see 'Latest News' for more information.


 

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.

 
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