Flu jabs – Call to Over 65s to get vaccinated
People aged over 65 need to get their free ‘flu jab to protect them from seasonal ‘flu – and they’re a top priority group with winter on the way.
Doctors across City and Hackney want all local people who are eligible to get the ‘flu jab to protect themselves, their families, friends, and the NHS this winter, against the winter influenza virus – or, the ‘flu.
Older people, young children and people with any long term or chronic health conditions such as diabetes or immune deficiencies are most at risk of serious illness if they catch seasonal ‘flu.
Adults are vaccinated with a gentle injection. Children can be protected with a simple special nasal spray.
GP surgeries are all safe places to visit for a vaccination. They are being properly cleaned, staff are wearing PPE and follow social distancing, to keep themselves and patients safe from the coronavirus or other illnesses.
While the ‘flu vaccine will not stop someone contracting COVID-19, it will reduce the likelihood of vulnerable individuals succumbing to the coronavirus.
Call your surgery now to book a ‘flu jab.