Flu is a serious and potentially life threatening infection. Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:
- a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C or above
- an aching body
- feeling tired or exhausted
- a dry cough
- a sore throat
- a headache
- difficulty sleeping
- loss of appetite
- diarrhoea or tummy pain
- feeling sick and being sick
The symptoms are similar for children, but they can also get pain in their ear and appear less active.
The flu vaccine reduces the risk of catching flu, as well as spreading it to others.
This year our Flu Vaccine Clinics have been running at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (Nevil Roadd, Bristol BS7 9EJ). Thanks to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club for allowing us to use their facilities. The use of their car park and pavillion room has allowed us to operation a socially distanced queuing system and strict infection control measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
The Government expanded who is now eligible for the flu vaccine, for more details about this please see the NHS website www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine