Protect yourself this winter
12:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
AS the winter months approach health professionals are encouraging people to start thinking about getting their seasonal flu jab.
To help their patients access this year’s vaccine Ashleigh Surgery and Cardigan Health Centre will be running drop in clinics for their registered patients at Cardigan Swimming Pool Hall on October 7, 8, 21 and 22.
Patients of Ashleigh Surgery and Cardigan Health Centre aged over 65 or in an ‘at risk category’ are invited to attend the Swimming Pool Hall between 9am and 7pm, with no appointment needed.
Vicki Jenkins and Tracey Huggins, Practice Managers at Ashleigh Surgery and Cardigan Health Centre are encouraging their patients to take up the opportunity.
They said: “Protecting yourself against seasonal flu is a simple way to prevent unnecessary risk to your health over winter. Anyone can get flu and the flu virus is easily passed from person to person and can spread rapidly.
“Most people recover from a bout of flu uneventfully but complications can occur particularly in the elderly or in those with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, those with asthma or who are pregnant.
“We want to make it as simple as possible for those who want to receive their jab this year."
For advice about the flu jab call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or speak to your GP.