Influenza (Flu)

We are Now Booking Flu Appointments

If you are aged 65 or over or are aged 6 months to under 65 in one of the Clinical "at risk" groups listed (click here) then you are strongly advised to have a flu vaccination.

Our Annual Open Clinic is being held on the 6th October - No need to book, this is a walk-in clinic.

If you miss our open clinic please call the surgery to make an appointment.

For children aged 2 - 5 please see below.

Children Aged 2 – 5 Years Annual Flu Spray

Children aged 2 – 5 years are due to have their annual flu spray

We will be holding special clinics for all children to be immunised.

Please contact the practice after 11am on the 10th October to find out when the clinics will be held.

Please be aware no children under the age of 18 will be vaccinated at our annual open clinic on the 6th October (see above) - there will be no vaccines available

What is Flu?

Flu is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".

Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination

If you’re eligible for the flu vaccine get it now. It’s free because you need it. For more information visit: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections/flu