Don’t let it go viral, stay protected this winter with a flu jab.
Flu is an unpleasant viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. The symptoms of flu are sudden and much more severe than a cold; it can knock you off your feet and leave you in bed for a week or longer.
Studies have shown that the best way to protect against flu is by having the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine won’t stop all flu viruses, but if you do get flu after vaccination, it’s likely to be milder and much shorter than it otherwise would have been.
The flu vaccine causes your body to produce antibodies to fight the flu virus. If you are exposed to flu following vaccination, your body will immediately produce the same antibodies to fight it. It can take up to two weeks for the flu vaccine to be fully effective.
Over time, protection from the flu vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains often change. New flu vaccines are produced each year to fight the different strains of flu, and that’s why it’s important to get vaccinated annually before the flu season starts (December to March).
Although the NHS offers free of charge vaccinations, they are restricted to certain groups:
- Adults 65 and over
- People with certain medical conditions
- Pregnant women
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
- Children in primary school
We offer the flu vaccine for just £10.
The vaccine is administered by one of our friendly and approachable GPs and there are no waiting times.
To book, enquire now or simply walk in to our prestigious city centre clinic right by Snow Hill.
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