Winter flu clinics are now open

This year’s Flu vaccines are now available at Newbattle Medical Practice for patients who are over 65, or those under 65 with a chronic disease. Appointments are available on a daily basis please call to make your appointment.

Children’s vaccines are not yet available but will be taking place soon.

This year we are holding two Saturday “walk in” Flu clinics on the 5th and 26th October 2019 at the Newbattle Surgery.

There will be “walk in” clinics every Wednesday from 17th October 2019 – all welcome.

About the vaccination

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you’re otherwise healthy, it’ll usually clear up on its own within a week.

But flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.

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