Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the Flu Jab is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
How the Flu Jab helps
Studies have shown that the flu jab does work and will help prevent you getting the flu. It won’t stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary between people, it’s not a 100% guarantee that you’ll be flu-free, but if you do get flu after vaccination it’s likely to be milder and shorter-lived than it would otherwise have been.
There is also evidence to suggest that the flu jab can reduce your risk of having a stroke.
Over time, protection from the injected flu vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains often change. So new flu vaccines are produced each year which is why people advised to have the flu jab need it every year too.
Read more about how the flu jab works.
Please find below a list of all the Flu Dates for patients at Riverside Health Centre Retford.
- Wednesday 8th October 2014 (at Retford Town Hall)
- Thursday 9th October 2014 (at Retford Town Hall)
- Friday 10th October 2014 (at Retford Town Hall)
- Saturday 11th October 2014 (at Riverside Health Centre)
Flu Vaccines are available for patients:
- Everyone aged 65 and older
- Everyone under 65 who are in an ‘at risk’ category
- All pregnant women
Patients will receive an invite letter if they are eligible for a flu vaccination.
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