Opening Times

Monday 8am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm
Tuesday 8am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm
Wednesday 8am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm
Thursday 8am-1pm
Friday 8am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm

Flu Vaccines

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 from person to person. 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.
We offer ‘flu vaccinations to:
All patients over 65 years of age,
All patients with “long term conditions” including Asthma, Diabetes and Heart disease,
Pregnant ladies, Patients with learning diabilities and children aged between 2-4 years

Known carers where the health of the person being cared for would be at risk if they contracted ‘flu' (The Employer of Professional carers, i.e. those working in the care industry, is required to make provision for immunising their staff so regrettably we are unable to offer the vaccine to them (unless they fall in one of the “at risk” categories mentioned).

Children aged 2+:  At present we are only able to offer the ‘flu vaccine to children aged 2 & 3 and those who are included in the “at risk” categories. Children aged 4 to 10 are being vaccinated at school.