For most people is an unpleasant but self-limiting illness, the main symptoms lasting up to about a week. Treatment is symptomatic and those affected are advised to stay at home, rest and drink plenty of fluids.
The Practices organise an annual flu immunisation programme.
At present, flu immunisation is recommended, and available under the NHS, for
those over 65 years of age
diabetics on medication
asthmatics and other respiratory illnesses
those with chronic liver disease
Travel immunisations can be arranged with the Practice Nurses. We normally keep most immunisations in stock at the surgery. Yellow Fever immunisations can only be obtained from special centres - ask at the surgery for information. Find out more about countries and vaccinations needed on our travel information page