Flu vaccination season begins September 2015!
As you may be aware from the national advertising campaign, the Department of Health recommend that all patients 65 or over should receive this vaccination to help to protect them against the unpleasant effects of this illness. Patients with Diabetes, Asthma, Heart or Renal Disease are also advised to be vaccinated.
Every winter, mainly during a 6-8 week period, flu causes acute respiratory illness affecting people of all ages. For most people the illness is unpleasant, but does not cause too many problems. In certain cases, flu carries an increased risk of complications, often resulting in admission to hospital. In addition to the distress caused to the patient, pressure is placed on Health and Social Services at an already busy time of the year.
Flu vaccinations will be available from the week commencing 21st September. Please contact us from 1st September onwards to make your appointment.