Flu Campaign 2014.

For most people, flu is an unpleasant illness, but it's not serious. If you are otherwise healthy, you will usually recover from flu within a week. However, certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as Bronchitus and Pneumonia. These people should have a flu jab each year. The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

If you are still in need of a Flu Jab and fall into the criteria below please contact the surgery and we will get you booked in asap. Prevention is better than cure!

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone 65+, pregnant, a registered carer & patients with a serious long term health condition. Long ter health conditions inculde these types of illnesses:  

  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma (that requires inhaled or tablet steroid treatment or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis.
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure.
  • Chronic kidney disease.
  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis.
  • Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease or motor neurone disease.
  • Diabetes.
  • Problems with your spleen- for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed.
  • Weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or as a result of medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy.


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Riverside Branch
Riverside Centre for Health
Park Street
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Tel: 0151 295 9213
Fax: 0151 295 0348

Picton Branch
Picton Neighbourhood Health And Childrens Centre
137 Earle Road
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Tel: 0151 295 3333
Fax: 0151 295 3334

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