NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get your flu vaccine this year. This is for three reasons:
|Flu can be serious and life threatening, even for healthy children. Every year thousands of people in Scotland are hospitalised because of flu.|
|To reduce the risk of you spreading flu to friends and family.|
|To help our NHS avoid the pressure that a spike in seasonal flu would put on top of COVID-19.|
See the panel on the right to determine whether you qualify for a free vaccination. If you are not eligible, you can pay for a flu vaccination at many community pharmacies. This link displays a list of all community pharmacies offering flu vaccinations in our area.
Are you eligible for a free flu vaccination?
If you are eligible for a free vaccination but have not yet received it, please contact the practice.
Further information about the flu vaccination is available here: Flu – your questions answered.
Even more information is available via the NHS Inform website for further information.