Walking is an easy way to get more active and prevent ill health. Walking can help meet new people and increase social interaction. Any additional walking is helpful - it doesn't have to be long organised walks. Children benefit from being more active as it can lead to increased brain activity. There are lots of resources to help people walk more. Visit the website >>>
Flu Clinic for eligible adults will be held on Saturday 26th September at Twin Oaks Medical Centre. Please telephone 01425 672741 for an appointment.
This year's clinic will take place with strict social distancing, so please note your allotted appointment time, you will not be seen for your appointment until this time, so please don't arrive too early.
Information regarding children's flu clinics will be available soon.
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical 'at risk' group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
anyone aged 65 and over
children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
children and adults with weakened immune systems
Anyone in a risk group is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.