We would like to emphasize the importance of getting your flu vaccination this year. Protecting yourself from flu is even more vital this year. The importance particularly with Covid19 is that the symptoms of usual seasonal flu and Covid19 are very similar and hard to differentiate between. If you have had the flu vaccination, it is going to be much less likely that you develop the seasonal flu.
So if you did then develop flu symptoms we would be more suspicious around Covid19 and more likely to diagnose and treat you in the best way.
We strongly encourage you to get the flu vaccination as we feel, particularly this year, it is a really vital health benefit and we are offering a flu clinic for the 50 to 64 year olds on Saturday the 12th of December at Saint Augustine’s Church Hall. We are also still offering the flu vaccination to those who are at risk and over 65.