It’s time to think about getting a flu vaccination.
This winter could see a very high number of flu cases in the country.
Australia is currently in the grip of its worst flu outbreak on record and the global circulation of the virus means that episodes in the Antipodes are indicators of the likelihood of outbreaks in Europe later in the year.
For many people a bout of flu will result in symptoms such as headaches, aches, pains and tiredness.
However for people in “at-risk” groups flu can have serious consequences, leading to existing health conditions getting worse or the development of an illness such as bronchitis or pneumonia. For example, if you have asthma the symptoms may become more severe if you catch flu. For people with diabetes flu can potentially cause high blood sugar levels. Pregnant women should know that a bout of the flu could leave their child with a life-long health condition.
That’s why it is so important that people in these “at-risk” groups arrange to have a flu vaccination.
You are eligible for a free flu vaccination from your GP practice if you:
If you know someone in one of these categories please remind them of the importance of protecting their health this winter.
Please speak to a member of Staff if you would like any further information or to book an appointment.
MB. CHB.MRCGP. Qualified Unv. of Leicester 1995
Dr Tanna also has a special interest in minor surgery together with ear, nose and throat problems.
BSc. MB. BS. DRCOG. DFFP. Qualified Unv. of London 1994
Dr Evans has a special interest in family planning and female health issues.
MB. ChB. MRCGP. DFFP. DCH. Qualified Unv. of Liverpool 2005
MA. MB. BChir. Qualified Cambridge 1983
BM. BS. Qualified Unv. of Nottingham 2000
MBBS. BSc. MRCGP. Dip Pall. Qualified St George's London
Dr Jones has a special interest in Palliative Medicine and Ophthalmology
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