The winter weather brings an increase in cases of flu – short for influenza – which is a highly infectious viral illness that is spread by coughing and sneezing.
For many people flu is a nasty experience – like a very bad cold but worse - with the symptoms of headache, fever, sore throat aching joints and muscles making you retreat to your bed. For some, flu can be even worse, causing more serious illnesses or even result in death.
You can find out more about flu on the NHS flu and the flu vaccine pages or if you are worried about flu call 111.
Download this leaflet from Public Health England - The Flu Vaccination Winter 2016/17 - It explains how you can help protect yourself and your children against flu this coming winter, and why it’s very important that people who are at increased risk from flu have their free flu vaccination every year.
Read why local GPs say your child should be vaccinated.
GP practices offer flu clinics on either a walk-in basis (no appointment required) or by appointment in the run up to winter.
2016 Flu Clinics
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