Seasonal Influenza

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.

Each year, in September through to March, Moore Street Surgery offers the flu vaccine to patients identified as being in an at-risk group.

Please read this leaflet for more information about seasonal influenza and the flu vaccine.

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Moore Street Surgery
77 Moore Street
Bootle
Liverpool
Merseyside
L20 4SE
Tel: 0151 944 1066
Fax: 0151 933 4715