This years flu clinics are now available to book.
If you are eligible for the free flu vaccination please contact the surgery to make an appointment for the flu vaccination for yourself or your child.
Please be aware that you will be asked to attend the appointment on your own to reduce the amount of footfall in practice at the moment.
To find out more information on if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination or for more information on the vaccination itself please visit the NHS Direct Wales website or contact the surgery.
Before your flu jab:
Please tell the doctor/nurse if any of the following apply to you:
- You have previously had an allergic reaction to a flu jab.
- You have a cold or a fever or feel unwell.
- You are sensitive or allergic to chicken or eggs.
- You are allergic to antibiotics.
- You are pregnant.
After you flu jab:
The flu jab cannot give you flu. Most people have no reaction at all to the vaccine.
- However, sometimes it can cause mild fever and slight muscle ache for a day or so.
- It will take about 2-3 weeks before your body starts to make antibodies to the vaccine. These antibodies will help to protect you if you come into contact with the flu virus later on as the immune system will recognise it and produce the antibodies to fight it.