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. If you are over 65 years of age, no longer have a spleen, are pregnant, are receiving chemotherapy, have a chronic disease such as diabetes, asthma or heart disease then you will be eligible for a vaccination as part of the NHS services. Please see "further information" for how we organise the vaccination programme - this varies from year to year depending on deliveries and availability of venues.
We have a tentative date of 27th September 2017 for this year's "'flu vaccination day" to be held once more in the Scout Hut - this is dependent on the timely delivery of the vaccines