Flu Clinics 2021
We will be running flu clinics at Kings Langley and Longmeadow Surgery on:
September 25th Walk in clinic at Kings Langley and Longmeadow no appointment needed for:
- Over 65yrs
- Over 18yrs at risk
If you cannot make this day please call to arrange an appointment at either surgery.
Please prepare for the weather as if possible, we will be outside, however please also bring a face mask/shield in case we move indoors.
Please attend the correct clinic as we will only have the vaccine for that group available.
We will be running further in-house clinics for anyone unable to attend these dates during September and October for all eligible patients – Over 65yrs, those at risk between 6mths and 64yrs, 2-3yr olds, pregnant ladies, carers and patients with learning disabilities. Please call either surgery after the 18th September to book an appointment.
How effective is the flu vaccine?
Flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical health condition.
It will not stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary, so it’s not a 100% guarantee that you’ll be flu-free, but if you do get flu after vaccination, it’s likely to be milder and shorter-lived than it would otherwise have been.
There’s also evidence to suggest that the flu vaccine can reduce your risk of having a stroke.