Have you had your flu jab?

Studies have shown that the flu jab does work and will help prevent you getting the flu. It won’t stop all flu viruses but if you do get flu after the vaccination it’s likely to be milder and shorter-lived than it would otherwise have been.

The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. In most cases, the symptoms are quite mild, but in others, they can be very serious.

65 and over | Chronic Heart Disease | Diabetes | Asthma | Chronic Respiratory Disease | Chronic Kidney Disease | Chronic Liver Disease | Chronic Neurological Disease | Immunosuppression

Who is the Flu Vaccination Jab for?

Even if you feel healthy, you should have the flu jab if you have:

• Heart problem

• Chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma

• Kidney disease

• Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)

• Liver disease

• Stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

• Diabetes

• Neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning difficulties

• A problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed

• Aged 65 and over

Where can I get my Flu Vaccination Jab?

Children under 18 years and adults with non of the above conditions should consult their local GP/Pharmacist about getting the flu jab. You should avoid the flu jab if you have an egg allergy and had a past allergic reaction to a flu jab.

If you have any of the above conditions, you can register for your free flu jab by emailing health@offthestreet.org.uk or by phone 07814563287.

Each patient will be required to fill out a patient consent form prior to the appointment.

Date: Sunday 4th January 2015 Time: 4.30-6.30pm

Royal British Legion Centre, Durban Road, Ilford, IG2 7AQ

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