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    National Health Service

    Influenza (Flu)

    Seasonal Flu Vaccinations 2020 / 21

    Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then.

    This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups 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.

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    What is Flu?

    Flu is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

    It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

    You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".

    For more information see the Flu page on the NHS website.

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    Don't put off getting your Flu Vaccination